citybooks book presentation Tbilisi + competition

Written by deBuren on 23 April 2012

As a shared initiative between the Embassy of The Netherlands and the city council of Tbilisi, the citybooks about the Georgian capital will be published in book form. Hot off the press, this bilingual English-Georgian publication will be officially presented on the 23rd of April at the Europe House in Tbilisi.

The Dutch Embassy in Tbilisi will distribute the books amongst those without Internet connections at home, so that they too will be able to become acquainted with the project and the work of the participating authors and photographers.

Dorian van der Brempt, director of the Flemish-Dutch House deBuren and driving force behind citybooks, will be on hand to elucidate the project, and the authors Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili and Shota Iatashvili will recite from their citybooks. As well as this, the presentation will feature citybooks photos by both Kakha Kakhiani and Filip Berte.

Besides Kordzaia-Samadashvili en Iatashvili, Stefan Hertmans, Frank Westerman and Lasha Bugadze also wrote citybooks about Tbilisi. Read, listen to and download all of these stories for free as webtext, e-book and podcast in Dutch, English, French and Georgian at This summer, Bugadze will be a guest at citybooks Turnhout. More information on this to follow!

Competition question: Win a copy of the citybooks book Tbilisi/ თბილისი.
deBuren is giving away 5 copies of this bilingual English-Georgian publication. To be in with a chance, answer the following question: what did 922 like in the citybook by Frank Westerman? Send your answer, before the 15th of May, to

citybooks Tbilisi was realized in collaboration with Dutch Embassy in Tbilisi, the city council of Tbilisi, Europe House, the George Leonidze State Literary Museum of Georgia, Radio Muza, Gosselin Moving and the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia.