“Kafansiz ko’milganlar” by Shukrullo
Remembering the struggles, or rather the humiliations, one has gone through, brings on excruciating pain. Then I wrote it. Even worse than the account of the repressive era was the writing about being labeled as a “enemy of the people,” recalling his incarceration, happenings in prison, life in a camp, and being silent.
This work, which is an autobiographical account by Shukrullo, paints a detailed image for the reader of the time of repression. Shukrullo is a member of the group of Uzbek artists who were subjected to the second wave of persecution, banished to Siberia, and who endured extreme hardship while held in the camps run by the Shura government.