“O Warbling Beauty!”

August 16, 2015

“It can be difficult to talk about Uzbek without soaring into Orientalist flights. ‘O warbling beauty of the steppe!’ I started to write, like a 19th-century lady traveler.” Our own Lydia Kiesling is in the New York Times writing about studying Uzbek and speaking Turkish.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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