WE THE INTERWOVEN
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
dolma—Azerbaijani food made with meat and greens wrapped in grape leaves.
dovga—Azerbaijani yogurt soup made with a vast variety of greens.
pilov—Middle Eastern/Asian dish made with rice and different kinds of toppings.
stone shoes—Idiom used in Azerbaijani fairy tales to describe travelers’ long walks from land to land.
Sadagat Aliyeva was born and raised in Turkan, a suburb of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, during the Soviet Era of Stagnation. Her burning desire for freedom brought her to the United States, where she settled in Des Moines, Iowa.