Musa Mutaev, an author from Chechnya and ICORN's former Guest Writer in Trondheim, has just released a translation of his first novel, Medal of Honour.
The Norwegian daily newspaper Dagsavisen has given it a glowing review.
Mutaev has lived in exile nearly his entire life. His family was forced to leave Kyrgyzstan and relocate to Chechnya when he was one year old. Much of Mutaev's writing has been devoted to the bloody struggles for Chechen independence. His first book of stories about Chechnya that he published in Norway in 2007, titled I Kuntas Skygge ('in the shadow of Kunta') was declared of 'masterpiece of modern European literature.'
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