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Munavvar qori’s “Memoirs”: An Uzbek Confession-Testimony from the Files of the Secret Police

Abstract : This a rticle explores t he s o-called “ Memoirs” o f M unavvar qori Abdurashidxon o’g’li (1878-1931), a major figure in the politics of Turkestan in the era of the revolution and an early victim of the OGPU. The autobiographical text is a series of pokazanija written while Munavvar qori was under arrest in which he describes his political activities since the revolution. The article analyses the way in which Munavvar qori presents himself—a combination limited confession with plausible denial or extenuation—and the way he deploys language. The article also presents lengthy excerpts in English translation.
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Adeeb Khalid. Munavvar qori’s “Memoirs”: An Uzbek Confession-Testimony from the Files of the Secret Police . Slovo, Presses de l’INALCO, 2017, Le discours autobiographique à l’épreuve des pouvoirs Europe - Russie - Eurasie, The autobiographical discourse to the test of powers Europe - Russia - Eurasia, ⟨10.46298/slovo.2017.3248⟩. ⟨hal-01502318⟩



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