New book "Kurdistan + 100" imagines the future of Kurdistan

The book explores the future of Kurdistan in the year 2046, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Kurdistan in Mahabad.
The cover of the Kurdistan+100 book. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
The cover of the Kurdistan+100 book. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - A new book titled "Kurdistan + 100" has been published, featuring contributions from 14 Kurdish writers, including Selahettin Demirtaş.

The book explores the future of Kurdistan in the year 2046, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Kurdistan in Mahabad.

Exploring Kurdistan's Future

Published by a London publishing house as part of a project called "Stateless Nations," the book includes stories from 13 other Kurdish authors from the four parts of Kurdistan. These stories envision what Kurdistan might look like in 2046.

The book is published in English and is a collection of imaginative and speculative narratives.

Highlighting National Achievements

The authors believe the book is a valuable and significant work that emphasizes the importance of preserving Kurdish national achievements.

Muharrem Erbey, one of the contributors, told Kurdistan 24 correspondent Mahîr Yuksel, "Comma Press has prepared a project for oppressed and stateless nations."

Erbey also mentioned that the book is edited by Mustafa Gundogdu, who works in cinema and journalism, and Orsola Casagrande from Italy, a long-time friend of the Kurds who has extensively worked on Kurdish issues.

Expanding Horizons

Plans are underway to publish "Kurdistan + 100" in Basque and Catalan languages in the respective Spanish regions, and it will also be available in the United States.

The book, which includes fantastic and speculative stories, allows authors to share their dreams and predictions for the future of Kurdistan.

Writer Omer Dilsoz, another contributor, shared a glimpse of his story: "A scientist working in the Shanidar cave is reincarnated and finds himself at NASA. There, they discover dark matter, which enables travel between worlds. A Kurd is sent on this journey and finds himself in a parallel world where everything is the opposite, and Kurds are the dominant nation."

Call for Kurdish Translation

The authors are calling on Kurdish publishing houses to translate and publish the book in Kurdish, ensuring that these imaginative and important narratives reach a wider audience.

"Kurdistan + 100" was published in London eight months ago and is available in English. The book's contributors hope that it will inspire readers and provoke thought about the future of Kurdistan and its people.