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No more free Rukhnamas for American libraries? [Dec. 21st, 2006|11:20 am]
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The crazy dictator that sent my library Turkmenistan's most popular book
just died.

The yahoo article mentions a probable succession struggle, but not the crazy book or its influence on the culture. Even if there is a period of "uncertainty", I'm hoping things get better over there now that this dude is out of the picture.

And no, we didn't add his book to the collection.

[User Picture]From: li_kao
2006-12-21 07:31 pm (UTC)
Wow - you've been promoted from librarian to censor!

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[User Picture]From: das_prompt
2006-12-21 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's a sad day when Turkmenistan is more free than we are.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2006-12-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't worry, the new boss looks like he was hatched from the same mold as the old one.
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