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2017, Ece Temelkuran, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Events, News, Parthian Books, Tendai Huchu, Women in Translation -

By Parthian intern Julia Bradley   This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited along on a Parthian trip up to Scotland, alongside Maria and Shona. The purpose of the trip was to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival (12-28th August) and to support author Ece Temelkuran in promoting her book Women Who Blow on Knots. What followed was a whirlwind few days of meeting authors, exploring the city, and experiencing some of the varied performance offerings from the fringe festival.   We began our trek up to Edinburgh on Thursday, and took a seven-and-a-half hour train journey north from Swansea, reaching...

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'You collect your own family of talented young women. The author (Women Who Blow on Knots) and political commentator on why everyone should "adopt" a daughter'.

'There are surveys that call my age group “the childless generation”. I am 43 years old — a fact I remind myself of when I am tempted to buy ripped jeans — and, like many of my friends, I am childless. But the world is still a place where it is common to ask why you did not have children and whether you regret it. The planet still sees our situation as “curable”, I guess. But one thing is sure: if one does not have a child, one always stays someone’s child and never officially becomes an adult.'

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Ece Temelkuran, Events, Turkey, Women in Translation -

To celebrate the launch of her novel Women who Blow on Knots in English, the bestselling Turkish author Ece Temelkuran will be in the UK to give a number of readings. 16 May: CEFTUS, Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society Joint Forum with Ece Temelkuran The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in partnership with Turkish Studies at SOAS and SOAS Kurdish Society is pleased to invite you to a public forum with one of Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators, Ece Temelkuran. This event will be kindly chaired by Mr Gamon McLellan, Teaching Fellow in Turkish at the Department of...

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E-books, Ece Temelkuran, International Women's Day, Natalie Ann Holborow -

To mark International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the variety of female voices published by Parthian, both from Wales and the world at large, and bringing to the forefront books by great women, about great women, and the struggles and complexities they face in trying to articulate their own place in the world. They range from established classics to important works by contemporary female authors.                 Three poets make their debuts with Parthian in 2017. First, Natalie Ann Holborow’s And Suddenly You Find Yourself, an exploration of human nature and a haunting mix of love,...

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Croatia, Ece Temelkuran, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Turkey, Women in Translation, writing -

Writer Ece Temelkuran describes the struggle to maintain her Turkish language while writing in English. She now lives in Croatia's capital Zagreb and she discusses the pain of beginning to forget basic words in her mother tongue.  

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