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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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Uršuľa Kovalyk is a poet, fiction writer, playwright and social worker. She was born in 1969 in Košice, eastern Slovakia and currently lives in the capital, Bratislava. She has worked for a women's non-profit focusing on women's rights and currently works for the NGO Against the Current, which helps homeless people. Kovalyk is the director of the Theatre With No Home, which features homeless and disabled actors. She has published plays, short stories and novels, and was shortlisted for the Anasoft Litera 2014 for Krasojazdkyña (The Equestrienne). I lived several lives in the brief instant before my feet touched the ground. The music stopped....

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Ece Temelkuran was born in 1973 and is a Turkish writer, journalist and political commentator. She has written various columns which have been published in leading international newspapers such as the Guardian and Le Monde. Her work has not gone unnoticed: in 2001 she received the Pen for Peace Award and in 2009 she received the Free Thought and Democracy Award. Her work often tackles subjects like the Kurdish and Armenian questions, the women's movement, and political prisoners, which are all highly controversial topics in her homeland of Turkey. Her criticism of the Turkish government eventually led to her dismissal...

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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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