Great Nenets storyteller 90th anniversary celebrated in Taimyr

Great Nenets storyteller 90th anniversary celebrated in Taimyr

November 22, 2021

In Dudinka, a literary online meeting dedicated to Lyubov Nenyang was held in the local history museum.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The book vernissage I Remember the Tundra Breathed Freely, dedicated to the life and work of the first Nenets writer of Taimyr, was opened by the Norilsk public library on the website of the Central Library of Russia.

Employees of the library’s local history sector called the virtual exhibition using the Nenyang’s lines, very accurately reflecting and expressing the essence of her literary and life path.

In Dudinka, the local museum employees offered online poetry reading. Lyubov Nenyang, worked not only at school, on the radio and in the Taimyr newspaper, but also in the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore. The virtual meeting with the poetry of the ‘great storyteller’ was named like one of her books – Not Only Grandma’s Tales.

The collection of Nenets legends, fairy tales, proverbs and sayings, riddles – was published during the author’s lifetime in 1992 in Russian and Nenets languages.

She died in 1996. In 2006, on the occasion of her 75th birthday, the Krasnoyarsk Writer publishing house issued the autobiography of the ‘first of the Nenets’ – I am a Mosquito from the Tundra.

Lyubov Nenyang was one of the first to receive the title of Taimyr Honorary Citizen, was a member of the Writers’ Union of the USSR. Today, Taimyr schoolchildren study the works of Nenyang, and a secondary school in her homeland, in the village of Ust-Port, bears her name.

The 90th anniversary of Lyubov Nenyang did not go unnoticed in the regional capital. In Krasnoyarsk, in the Region Peoples Friendship House, an exhibition dedicated to the work of the legendary Nenets storyteller is open until the end of November. On it, in an offline format, you can see not only all the books of the day hero, but also historical photographs and even household items of northerners, including the Nenets national dress.

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Text: Valentina Vachayeva, Photo: Taimyr Museum of Local Lore

November 22, 2021

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