Shukur Tebuev was born after the deportation of Karachai people from the North Caucasus to Central Asia (1943-1957) in 1944 in Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Shota Rustaveli state theatre Institute in Tbilisi in 1972. Tebuev worked on state television in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic as a Regisseur, editor, and journalist. In October 2019, Karachai poet completed the first third of the work (186,000), beating Firdowsi’s Shah-nama (120,000) and India’s Mahabharata (180,000). The work tells the Story of the World from its creation to its intended end in the context of the history of the Prophets of all Abrahamic religions. Let’s hope that soon we will see a poetic battle between As-Safi and the Kyrgyz Manas, the largest poetic work in the world.
So what is this work about? .. About the eternal battle of the Spirit and Ego? About the history of the world from the moment of its creation to the expected end? Or — about God and His knowledge of the human heart?
About many things. And not only about that.
Odin and his ancestors from Homer’s Troy, Jordan and ancient Turkic runes, the shirt of the Prophet and chain mail Ali, Caesar and the Trojan horse, episodes of biographies of the Prophets and saints, ancient Turkic kagans and eastern rulers, gazelles and rubyes, hundred-pyramids and shamils with takhmis and mukhamasa, reflections on life, Gharib and his beloved Princess-Samurai.
All we do not remember.
What is As-Safi Octalogy about?
As-Safi Octalogy. Detailed content of the work — Assafi