Fueled by curiosity Norwegian Author and Journalist Erika Fatland, 36, traveled through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. She chronicles the 2013 journey in her first book translated into English, Sovietistan. Leading readers around the former frontier of the Soviet Union, Fatland provides historical context as well as political and socioeconomic analysis. There was a shroud of mystery surrounding these five countries and Fatland was determined to find answers.
Erica Fatland’s book Sovietistan is published by Pegasus and is now available nationwide. Her latest book The Border is currently being translated into English and is expected to be released in Great Britain in 2021 followed by North America.
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