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Dawn: Stories

Dawn: Stories

Originally published in Turkish under title: Seher.

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ISBN 9780525576938
Barcode 9780525576938
Published 23 April 2019 by Sjp for Hogarth
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Demirtas, Selahattin
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ISBN-13 9780525576938
ISBN-10 0525576932
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Sjp for Hogarth
Imprint Sjp for Hogarth
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Demirtas, Selahattin
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Short Stories
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Short stories, Demirtaos, Selahattin, Short stories, Turkish - 21st century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 894.3534
Catalogue Code 965333

Description of this Book

Written from behind bars, DAWN is the unforgettable story collection from one of Turkey's leading politicians, and most powerful oppositional voices. From the dynamic political force 'who has evoked comparisons to President Obama' (New York Times), Selahattin Demirtas' stories capture the voices of ordinary people living in extraordinary times - from cleaning ladies and teenage laborers, bus drivers and factory workers, from a violent demonstration in Ankara to a five-year-old girl's attempt to escape war-torn Syria by boat. With Demirtas' trademark wit, warmth and humor, and seasoned by the vernacular of everyday speech, DAWN paints a remarkable portrait of life behind the headlines in Turkey and the Middle East - in all its hardship and adversity, freedom and hope.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Selahattin Demirtas is Turkey's most famous political prisoner. He is also that rarest of beasts, a liberal, a democrat and a feminist in a part of the world that is more frequently associated with coercion and intimidation. By turns playful, didactic and full of love for his native Kurdistan, Dawn is a ray of light in the penumbra of today's Middle East. -- Christopher de Bellaigue, author of The Islamic Enlightenment Marvelous and deeply affecting, the imprisoned Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas brings to life the great heart and spirit of ordinary Kurdish people. Demirtas's stories are horrific yet hopeful, heart-wrenching yet humorous, and offer much-needed insight into what everyday life is like in 21st-century Turkey. -- Christiane Bird, author of A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan

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Author's Bio

Born in 1973, Selahattin Demirtas is a Zaza-Kurdish politician and former co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey. He began his political career as a human rights lawyer, and helped transform the HDP into a more inclusive party with an emphasis on progressive values, feminism, and LGBTQ rights. He passionately believes in the liberal, democratic future of Turkey. Imprisoned since November 2016, Demirtas ran for president in 2014, and again in 2018 - where he conducted his campaign from his prison cell. Written from a maximum-security prison in Edirne, where he is still being held, Dawn is his first work of fiction

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