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George Kekelidze

Giorgi Kekelidze (born April 10, 1984) is a Georgian poet, essayist, and the founder of the first Georgian digital library. Since March 2012, he has been the General Director of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. Born in Ozurgeti, Giorgi Kekelidze graduated from the Department of Philology at Tbilisi State University with a master's degree in Humanitarian Sciences. From 2006 to 2008 he worked at Rustavi Penal Institution as a teacher of Georgian language and literature. Since 2009, he has presented various literary-critical programs on different radio stations.Since 2017, Giorgi Kekelidze has been a full professor of Georgian Language and Literature. His poems are translated into English, Russian and Azeri languages. He is listed in the Azeri anthology of Georgian poets.


Articles

30/09/2022

GURIAN DIARIES

As a friend of mine always says, there are two kinds of people in this world: Gurians, and everybody else. “Mind you,” he’ll then add, “Gurians aren’t descended from Egros, but from Kartlos, like most other Georgians”. And that’s what makes Guria a land of paradoxes, or paradoxical, if you will. More about that later. Guria truly is a beautiful place. It’s also the poorest place you’ve ever seen.

30/09/2022

ZURIKO'S KALANDA

This is a short film-sketch about the countryside and a man: a film about expecting the New Year and the preparations of the New Year’s eve. The so called “old” New Year, i.e. Kalanda is celebrated in a special way in Guria.

30/09/2022

ATINATI POETRY - WEEK OF POETRY

Poetry is a space, independent and free of terrestrial norms and frames. It is a space, where borders are set up by poets themselves.

30/09/2022

JACOB'S DANCE

This is Jacob Adadze- a dancer from the ensemble of the elderly. Pandemic has locked him down- in high mountains, village Mekeidzeebi. But when he desires to dance, he holds a rehearsal alone – being attended by the snowy mountains.

30/09/2022

LAMARA'S 8 MARCH

Film by George Kekelidze and Natela Grigalashvili. Story about Lamara Chikovani, who is a 85 year old former teacher from Samegrelo region, Chkorotskhu, village Khabu.

30/09/2022

TBILISI- WORLD BOOK CAPITAL

The project of World Book Capital was launched by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2001 to promote books and support development of the publishing industry.

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