Mother’S Will

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Mother\'s Will is written by Durnyam Mashurova and published in Kazakhstan in Uighur and Russian languages in 2010, illustrated by Hashim Kurban

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  • 1. MOTHERS WILL DURNYAM MASHUROVA

2. Mothers Will: Culture

  • Context of Uighur culture in rural Kazakhstan
    • Town of Jarkent
    • Chon Chighan village

3. Mothers Will: Places

  • Context of places
    • Kazakhstan
    • USA
    • Rural and urban
    • Real cites
      • New York on 9/11
      • Huntington Library
      • Zharkent Mosque

4. Mothers Will: History

  • Historical background
    • Stalin repressions in late 1930s.
    • Broken families
    • Children of Enemy of State

5. Mothers Will: History

  • Historical background
    • World War II
    • Soviet regime in rural Kazakhstan
    • Perestroika
    • Modern times

6. Mothers Will: Work

  • Strong female characters
    • World War II and women labor in rural Kazakhstan
    • Years of poverty and famine

7. Mothers Will: Family

  • Historical background
    • China - Kazakhstan migration
    • Migrations effects on families

8. Mothers Will: Culture

  • Uighur traditions
    • Naming a child
    • Funeral
    • Commemoration
    • Muslim holidays

9. Mothers Will: Culture

  • Uighur Culture Context
    • Food recipes
      • Lagman, Zhutta, Manta, Tono Nan, Zhit, Chushur
    • Traditions
      • Wedding: folk and modern influences

10. Mothers Will : Music

  • Uighur music
    • 12 Uighur Muqams
    • Folk music
    • Modern music: group Dervishi

11. Mothers Will: Love

  • Developing a story
    • Stories of love as main line in a book:
      • Tursun and Saadat
      • Amanzhan and Guzyal
      • and others

12. Mothers Will: Kindness

  • Human relationships
    • Characters from diverse backgrounds
      • Neighbor Polina and her son Sasha, Afghan War veteran

13. Mothers Will: Names

  • Special meanings of character names
    • Mehriban - loving
    • Guncha flower bud
    • Ruth friend
    • Soledad - solitude

14. Mothers Will: Truth

  • True Women Stories
    • Prostitution and AIDS
    • Drug addiction and crime
    • Domestic violence and rape

15. Mothers Will: Worldview

  • Dialogue
    • Different cultures
    • Different value systems
  • Story line
    • Lead character, Mehriban, Uighur writer
    • Opposition character, Ruth, American business lady

16. Mothers Will: Conclusion

  • Like Uighur quilt made of little pieces of fabric, the book is made of little stories and has different layers
    • Women stories set in different times (later 30s to present day)
    • Historical background
    • Cultural context
    • Dialogue between Uighur and American characters
    • Hardships made women stronger
    • Story of love as main line

17. MOTHERS WILL Thank You For more information, please visit: www.dmashurova.blogspot.com