Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions:

Fist Tajik blogger,
(active since 2003, November 19)

Winner of the Literary accolade Prize for the “Best Female Author 2016” Award worth of 5,000 British pounds,
2016, Open Euroasian Literary Festival

“A powerful woman’s voice.
A painful story that you want to read it.
This book is necessary to be read by everybody.
“Stockholm Syndrome’ is
… the most beautiful book written in Persian language out of the country.”
(Kader Abdollah, Iranian Dutch writer, author of the second best Dutch novel ever in the Netherlands)

Shahzoda Nazarova Samarqandi was featured in BBC Persian’s “100 Most Influential Women”
by BBC Persian, in 2016)

‘… the highest picks of Tajik prose..’
(RFE/RL, Prague, BBC Persian, UK)

Stockholm Syndrome was called ‘taboo-breaking… revolutionary”
(RFE/RL Tajikistan Service, 2017)

“… one of the most controversial Tajik writers in recent years, who 
“shocked this traditional and conservative society”
(Open Eurasian Literary Festival and Book Forum, UK)

“A remembrance of childhood and rumination upon challenges present and future,
Nazarova’s work explores themes of immigration, identity and mental imbalance.
Acclaimed as ‘ahead of its time’ by Persian reviewers,
Stockholm Syndrome is an emotional tour de force”
(Stephen Bland, writer and translator, UK) 

Novel “Motherland” listed in top five best seller in 2015
in Persian language.
(H&S Media, London, UK)

Motherland of Shahzoda Nazarova
gives full insight of the cotton monopoly and it’s tragedies during the USSR
through an artistic glance and poetic language.
(Nasim Khaksaar, Iranian-Dutch writer)

“Motherland” is symbolically deep
and multi layered psychologically powerful art work.
(Azita Ghahraman, poet, translator, Sweden)

One of the highest picks of Tajik contemporary prose.
I wish I have written the “Motherland” of Shahzoda Samarqandi.

(Salim Ayubzad, Tajik writer, Prague)

‘Stockholm Syndrome’ engaging and unifying
(Ebrahem Golistan, Iranian writer, filmmaker,UK)

… yet another revolutionary spirit as Forogh Farokhzad of Iran.
(Khiraman Baghazadeh, RFE RL, Tajikistan)

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