'The works of Bronislaw Malinowski and Ryszard Kapuscinski taught us that Polish travellers have a special place in the canon of ethnographic description. Here is another example of that distinguished tradition.'

- Professor Georgi Derluguian, New York Univeristy, Abu Dhabi, author of Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A Biography in World-Systems Perspective

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'By offering moving scenes from everyday life across a region consumed by history, Kaliszewska and Falkowski remind us why the North Caucasus is so compelling.'

- Professor Bruce Grant, NYU, author of The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus


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'This is a wonderful book. The North Caucasus republics of Chechnya and Daghestan have become a black hole in Europe, tainted by the word "terrorism". The authors, both scholars and inquisitive travelers, give us a vivid picture from the inside, with insights on everything from Islam to sex to Communism.'

- Thomas de Waal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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