Book Release Announcement

Book Release Announcement

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Press Release


Adel Bashqawi announces release of ‘Circassia: Born to Be Free’

Book explains origins, details, outcomes of Russian-Circassian War

FRESNO, Calif. – Adel Bashqawi is a Circassian who has been active in promoting the Circassian issue for many years. He has been committed to writing and translating articles, sharing and distributing information, giving lectures and attending conferences among other efforts. He wanted to highlight an almost unforgotten period in the history of his Circassian nation and this prompted him to write “Circassia: Born to Be Free” (published by Xlibris).

In the book, Bashqawi explains the origins, details and outcomes of the Russian-Circassian War and how it becomes directly responsible for the current situation of the Circassians. He discusses what he believes are the crimes and human rights violations committed against Circassians.  He sheds light on the evolution of the political situation of Circassians in the homeland and in diaspora until the current day, including the various Circassian political bodies.  He also deals with the issue of the Circassian identity and possible legal methods that Circassians can utilize to regain their rights. 

“This book details the events and repercussions of one of the longest episodes of human rights violations in modern history,” Bashqawi says. “It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the Circassian issue and for anyone who cares about human rights.”

“Conditions should be created and devoted to discuss the real issues, where a peaceful solution that cites justice for the cause must be reached using legal and peaceful means. Freedom and human dignity are not a favor from anyone, but natural rights to be practiced by every human being. Circassians need to redress their legitimate rights, and equity must be granted,” Bashqawi adds.

“Circassia: Born to Be Free”

By Adel Bashqawi

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 662 pages | ISBN 9781543447637

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 662 pages | ISBN 9781543447644

E-Book | 662 pages | ISBN 9781543447651

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Adel Bashqawi is a Circassian who was born in Amman, Jordan, where his great-grandfather had immigrated due to the Circassian genocide. He studied in Jordan and the United States. He worked as a civil pilot for 39 years until retirement.

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