Kazakhstan’s history and culture were discussed on forum in New York
An international forum titled ‘Kazakh culture in the global world’ took place in New York with participation of poets, publicists and musicians. American writers highlighted that they have discovered new pages in Kazakhstan’s history and culture. The Kazakh delegation told participants about the country’s unique cultural heritage of the Great Steppe and about the role of literature in formation of spiritual values.
SHOMISHBAI SARIYEV, POET, HONORED WORKER OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- On the world stage we are recognized as an independent state. There is still a mystery. Our roots go back to centuries. We must make sure that they are known all over the world. Writers, artists and scientists should talk about this.
ONAIGUL TURZHAN, POETESS:
- Participation in such forums is not only a get together for us, but also to discuss further development and distribution of Kazakh literature as well as to find international readers who are interested in spiritual literature.
This is the fourth forum as part of the 20th anniversary of Astana. Similar meetings with writers and poets took place in Seoul, London and Berlin. The participants of the New York Forum have seen new creations by Kazakh authors and visited a photo exhibition dedicated to Kazakhstan’s culture and art.
LEONID GOLDIN, PUBLICIST IN US:
- Kazakhstan doesn’t stop surprising us. This is another fantastic event; most importantly, a friendly meeting. Many said that Kazakhstan went beyond the local, became a truly global example. How 100 nations can live in the country. This is a completely unique example. The presentation by the professor of philology, who talked about your transition to Latin alphabet, was very interesting.
RAVI BATRA, US PUBLIC FIGURE:
- Kazakh culture is not only great for Kazakhstan and for Kazakh people but it is important for the rest of the world. One of the biggest features of the Kazakh culture was nomadic background.
NURTORE ZHUSIP, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, ‘AIKYN’ NEWSPAPER:
- Literature, art and culture are a big world that connects and brings together eight billion people from all over the world and calls to a life without weapons. May our literature continue to flourish.
The meeting participants highlighted that common goals can truly unite different continents, cultures, languages and traditions.