Tursunoy Saidazimova

Uzbek actress and honor killing victim

Tursunoy Saidazimova (c. 1911 – 10 May 1928) was one of the first Uzbek actresses in the Uzbek SSR and one of the first to sing onstage without a face-veil.

Quotes about SaidazimovaEdit

  • In Russian:
    Бой неравный был. В четырех стенах
    Н икого друзей. Только смертный страх.
    Только муж - палач. Только в сердце нож.
    Только цвет надежд, превращенный в прах...
    Нет, не надо слез! Траур ни к чему.
    Распознать врага у себя в дому,
    П родолжать борьбу, сестры, надо вам,
    Гибель Турсуной учит вас тому.
    • In English:
      The fight was unequal. Within four walls
      No friends. Only mortal fear.
      The husband - executioner. Only a knife in the heart.
      Colorful hopes, turned to dust...
      Don't cry! Mourning is useless.
      Recognize the enemy in your home,
      Continue the fight, sisters, you need to
      The death of Tursunoy teaches you that.
    • Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi's poem about her martyrdom as the result of an honor killing. Source: Узбекский оперный театр. Tashkent: Художественная литература. 1971. p. 50. 

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