Fazu Alieva

National Poetess Of Dagestan

Fazu Alieva was born on December 5, 1932 in a mountainous village of Ghinichoutl, in Khounzakh region in the family of a serviceman. In 1950 she left Aranin secondary school. After leaving a secondary school had been working in it as a teacher for four years.

In 1954 she entered the Dagestan women Teachers’ training Institute. But in 1955 she left the institute and became a student of Moscow Literature institute named after M. Gorky. In 1962 after graduating from the institute got the job as an editor of a monthly magazine “ Woman of Dagestan”.

In 1971 she was appointed an editor- in-chief of the magazine “Woman of Dagestan”. She has remained the editor-in-chief of this magazine for thirty five years already.

Avar poetess Fazu Alieva is the most striking representative of the women of Dagestan? Who are making a great contribution to the spiritual culture of the peoples of the Land of mountains today. The word “Fazu” in Avar language means “Fire-bird”. Her principle theme is the women’s happiness. Whether she is thinking of her own life or writing with deep feeling about her own mother or son, or addressing herself to the snow mountains and crystal springs, or singing the praises of devotion in love -

all this has a song of happiness, the happiness of living, feeling, experiencing and enjoying. She is a very kind and responsive woman. Kindness is a distinguishing feature of her poetic gifts too.

One of her volumes of poetry was entitled «I hand Out a Rainbow». This is symbolic: the poetess generously bestows on people the warmth and wealth of her own heart. She writes verses because she is convinced they are necessary «for all people as dreams of the stars, as the sun’s rays, as the moon& #39;s light, the splash of the waves, as fresh air ».


She is well known in Dagestan as playwright too. In recent years she has shown herself to be a talented writer of prose. Her novel The Wind will Not Carry Away A Clod of Earth” is the first autobiographical novel in the history of Dagestan literature.

This work enriched Dagestan prose with the theme of the inseparableness of literary talent from the life and destiny of the people. Altogether, she has written more than 20 volumes of poetry and 10 novels, seven of which have been published in 30 languages.

Fazu Alieva’s Last Book Devoted to Umakhanov Shaimil, World Cup Winner In Free Style Wrestling, Who Died Of an Accident.

Fazu Alieva is known not only as a poetess and novelist, but also a tireless publicist and public figure: in different periods of time she was Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Dagestan, Chairman of the Dagestan branch of the Soviet Peace Committee, member of the World Peace Council and Chairman of the Dagestan Peace Fund.