Quest for Freedom
did not come until 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed. However,
the quest for freedom is clearly predominant in many works beginning
in the 1960s. The message comes through, sometimes subtle and
often symbolically disguised. Frequently
writers projected their own desires for freedom onto a different
historical period or a different geographic location. In such
a way, they were able to gain the approval of censors and get
their works published. Some of these works were penned during
that period but shoved away in drawers until the late 1980s when
the movement for independence already had gained a heady momentum.
I don't want
freedom gram by gram, grain by grain.
by Aynur Hajiyeva