A young woman’s life is turned inside out when a series of bizarre and frightening events begins happening around her. She discovers that she’s been living a lie her whole life, and to find out the truth about herself, she must travel to a strange country on the far side of the world. What she learns there is shattering and horrifying, a nightmare that could destroy her and everyone she loves.
This novel is set partly in Karabakh, a highland region of Azerbaijan. Since 1992 Karabakh has been occupied by Armenia. A million ethnic Azerbaijanis formerly living there have become refugees. Secret of Karabakh is set partly against the background of the invasion – in particular the massacre perpetrated by Armenian forces at the small town of Khojali in February 1992.
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Besides being a writer, Fidan Bagirova is a sculptor and multimedia artist living and working in London and New York. Fidan’s art takes inspiration from nature and from cultural history. She is interested in issues of immigration, religious reconciliation, multiculturalism, and cultural heritage. All of these themes have influenced the writing of Princess of Karabakh.
Fidan was born in Geneva, into an Azerbaijani family with deep historical roots in the Karabakh region. Along with hundreds of thousands of others, her family’s properties in the region were lost during the Armeni...
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