Jan 5, 2023 Republican action “One country – one book” By odb-abai inNews This year, within the framework of the republican campaign “One country – one book”, Kazakhstanis are offered to get acquainted with the work of the famous playwright and writer Tolen Abdikov. Tolen Abdikov is a classic who continued the path of Mukhtar Auezov. His books are on a par with the best works of world classical literature, the author’s work serves the ideals of humanity, honesty and purity. The writer is an excellent storyteller and connoisseur of history. His first story entitled “Raykhan” was published in 1964 in the collection of short stories of young writers of Kazakhstan “Tangy shyk” – “Morning dew”. After him there were many other works. The story “The Right Hand” won special love among the people about the difficult fate of a young man who, by the will of fate, ended up in a psychiatric clinic. Other works of the writer were also highly appreciated: the novel “Timelessness”, dedicated to the years of collectivization in Kazakhstan, collections of stories “The Unspoken Truth”, “Horizon” and others. On the basis of his dramatic work “There were three of us”, a performance of the same name was staged at the Theater of Young Spectators in Almaty. His most crowning work is the story “The Burning Wars of Reason” – “Parasat maidany”, for which the writer was awarded the Franz Kafka gold medal and the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A book exhibition in the Abai Children’s Library will help you get acquainted with the work of Tolen Abdikov.