"The past for me is a life that came to an end a long time ago, a half-forgotten dream, a fairy tale I heard somewhere"


This series explores themes of youth and exile in the South Caucasus through the memoirs of Franco-Azerbaijani writer Banine. Banine grew up in early 20th century Baku as the granddaughter of wealthy oil magnates, but soon after the Bolsheviks rose to power in 1920 she fled to Paris never to return. Her life in the Caucasus remained a half-forgotten dream.

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