Everything you need to understand or teach Ali & Nino by Lev Nussimbaum.
Ali and Nino by Kurban Said is a tragic love story set in Russian-ruled Caucasia and Persia at the time of World War I. The young protagonists reflect the tensions of East and West in times of joy and despair, showing that love can rise above ideology and centuries-old hatred.
Ali and Nino opens in Baku, a town transformed by the discovery of oil. The Tartars like Ali Khan Shirvanshir resent the governing Russians and the influx of Western culture and mores. Ali as a schoolboy falls in love with beautiful Nino Kipiani, a royal Georgian Christian. Before they can marry, however, World War I erupts. Ali's friends enlist in the Russian army, but Ali bides his time until his homeland is actually threatened. Ali's freedom is removed when Nino is kidnapped by erstwhile friend Malik Nachararyan. Ali pursues and murders the culprit, opening a blood-feud, which force...
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