Leyla Begim Jafarova



Leyla Begim is the author of four poetry collection books, and the author/co-author of several plays and books. She is a member of The Writers Union of Azerbaijan, The European Congress of Writers, The UK Poetry Society and Russian Art Society. The play “Dreaming boys” dedicated to the Azerbaijan shahids and national heroes of Karabakh war has been staged in Azerbaijan State Theater of Young Spectators. The fragments of the play “Immolatio”, dedicated to Imadeddin Nesimi and Yan Hus, have been staged as an immersive show in the Museum of Maksud Ibragimbekov. The production of the play “Black Snowdrops”, dedicated to Khojaly genocide, has been also staged in Baku, Azerbaijan. Leyla’s poetry and plays have been translated into different languages. In particular, her wreath of sonnets “Weeping for Karabakh” has been published in German, English and Azerbaijani languages and kept in the Azerbaijan Museum of miniature book. Her plays and poems were also published in Czech language in translation of Milan Dvorak. Leyla’s articles have been published in various literary journals and almanacs, in Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Belgie, Russia, Ukraine, US. Leyla was the participant of Muslim Magomayev anniversary concert held in Baku and Düsseldorf. She is a holder of the Azerbaijani state prize "Qizil gelem" and "Araz" and the Finalist of the 10th Worldwide poetry festival "The Emigrant Lyre". Currently Leyla lives in Czech Republic.