Yessengaly Raushanov

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Raushanov Yessengaly
Born (1957-10-05) October 5, 1957 (age 60)
Alma mater Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Yessengaly Abdijapbarovich Raushanov (Kazakh: Есенғали Әбдіжаппарұлы Раушанов; October 5, 1957, Khozheli, Karakalpakstan) is a Kazakh poet.


After finishing high school in 1973, he served in the Soviet army, in the North Caucasus region (1975–1977). He studied at the Kazakh National University (KazMU), majoring in journalism.[1]

In 1978-1987 he run the poetry department and held a position of an executive secretary of "Jalyn" and "Array" journals, in 1988-1995 served as a head editor for the "Bilym jane Ennbeck"("Zerrde") journals.

He is the laureate of the Prize of the "Kazakhstan Youth Union", and the "Alash" International Prize in literature. Also he is the laureate of the "Young poets and authors" Festival held in Moscow in 1989, and of the "Zhigerr" Festival of talented young people. He has been honoured with the Order of "Khurmet" and the Order of Merit for his contribution to the 10 year development of independent Kazakhstan.

He is the author of the poetry books called "Bastau" (19873), "Kelintobe" (1978), "Sholpan juldiz tuganshaa" (Until the Venus rise)(1984), "Gaisha Buby" (1989), "Khara bauyir Kaskaldakh" (2000), "Perishteler men Khustar"(The Angels and Birds)(2006), and the collected cognitive-poetical works called "Our friends – the birds" (2006, 2007, 2009), which has been republished 3 times and translated into Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz languages.[2][3]

He is respected as a poet of the Nation; as a matter of fact the main subject of his works has always been the liberty of his Nation. His poem "Khara bayir Khaskhaldakh" has become an anthem for the young Kazakhs, who have risen against the Russian chauvinism in 1986.[4]

In 2007 he was honoured with the Distinctive Poet Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan Government.[5]


  1. ^ Қазақ әдебиеті. Энциклопедиялық анықтамалық. - Алматы: «Аруна Ltd.» ЖШС, 2010.ISBN 9965-26-096-6
  2. ^ Qazaqstan: Ulttyq entsiklopediia / Ә. Нысанбаев – Алматы “Қазақ энциклопедиясы” Бас редакциясы, 1998 ISBN 5-89800-123-9
  3. ^ Қазақстан Жазушылар Одағының мүшелері
  4. ^ Mangystau Encyclopedia. – Almaty: Atamura Press, 1997. – 384 p.
  5. ^ Raushanov E. Бозаңға біткен боз жусан. Almaty: Raritet Press, 2006. – 364 p.

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