Guzel Yakhina

Guzel Yakhina is a Russian author best known for her debut novel 'Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes,' which has been translated into multiple languages and received several literary awards. Born on June 1, 1977, in Kazan, Tatarstan, she has a background in linguistics and screenwriting. Her work often explores historical themes and the rich tapestry of cultural and ethnic identities in Russia.


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  1. 1. Zuleikha

    "Zuleikha" is a captivating historical novel set in 1930s Soviet Union, following the life of Zuleikha, a Tatar woman who is forcefully taken from her home and exiled to Siberia. As she struggles to adapt to the harsh conditions of the remote village, Zuleikha finds solace in her resilience and the unexpected connections she forms with her fellow exiles. Through her journey of survival, love, and self-discovery, Zuleikha's story beautifully explores themes of identity, freedom, and the indomitable human spirit.