Zira Naurzbayeva


Zira Naurzbayeva holds a doctorate from Al-Farabi Kazakhstan State University. She is the author of several books on Kazakh mythology as well as co-author of a series of children’s adventure stories featuring legends and heroes from Kazakh myth. English translations of her work have been published in Words Without Borders and in Best Asian Short Stories 2019.

  • Zira Naurzbayeva
    “Demeter and Persephone Terracotta Myrina 100 BCE” by mharrsch is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 A car racing down an empty steppe highway frames this essay from Kazakhstan today, as a mother pon…