Dark Shadows by Joanna Lillis

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows is a compelling portrait of Kazakhstan, a country that is little known in the West. Strategically located in the heart of Central Asia, sandwiched between Vladimir Putin's Russia - its former colonial ruler which sees Kazakhstan as its own backyard - and Xi Jinping's China - the rising global superpower on its eastern borders - this vast oil-rich state is carving out its place in the world as it contends with its own complex past and...

Details Dark Shadows

TitleDark Shadows
Release DateJan 30th, 2019
PublisherI. B. Tauris & Company
GenreNonfiction, Cultural, Kazakhstan, Travel, Writing, Journalism

Reviews Dark Shadows

  • Anna
    I knew nothing about Kazakhstan going into this book and I have come away with the feeling that I have gotten a glimpse into an enormous, complex and compelling country. I think the book is a great primer on the various political as social aspects of Kazakhstan. It is by no means something like a comprehensive history, but I loved the format of short chapters on various topics. For me, when I am new to a subject I retain much more when it is pres...