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No Loaded Guns in Class

Thomas de Waal: Kurban Said, 19 October 2000

Ali and Nino 
by Kurban Said, translated by Jenia Graman.
Vintage, 237 pp., £6.99, October 2000, 0 09 928322 0
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... good time to publish a love story about a Muslim and a Christian. The book’s English translator, Jenia Graman, found a copy on a Berlin bookstall after the war and published her version in 1970. Since then, different publishers have bought the rights and reissued it, but it has never sold well. One German edition made an ill-judged attempt to turn it ...

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