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İzmirians hold reading festival despite low reader numbers

İzmirians hold reading festival despite low reader numbers

İzmir’s social-media savvy youth launch a spontaneous read-by-the-sea festival, but despite mothers and children happily reading books by the sea, the number of readers in the city and Turkey remains low

Comment(s)11/3/2016

Frankfurt book fair opens with plea to free Turkish novelist

Frankfurt book fair opens with plea to free Turkish novelist

The Frankfurt book fair opened on Oct. 18 with a plea for Turkey to release acclaimed author and rights activist Aslı Erdoğan, jailed along with other journalists in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey

Comment(s)10/19/2016

INTERVIEW: George Junne on black eunuchs and slavery in the Ottoman Empire

INTERVIEW: George Junne on black eunuchs and slavery in the Ottoman Empire

Author George Junne speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan

Comment(s)10/29/2016

‘A Tunisian Tale’ by Hassouna Mosbahi

‘A Tunisian Tale’ by Hassouna Mosbahi

FOLDED CORNER | ‘A Tunisian Tale’ by Hassouna Mosbahi, translated by Max Weiss (American University in Cairo Press, 142 pages)

Comment(s)10/13/2016

The black eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire

The black eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan’ by George Junne (I.B. Tauris, 336 pages, £64)

Comment(s)10/27/2016

INTERVIEW: Özge Samancı on ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey’

INTERVIEW: Özge Samancı on ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey’

Ahead of its appearance in Turkish, graphic novelist Özge Samancı speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about her book ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey’

Comment(s)10/12/2016

‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde

‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde

FOLDED CORNER - ‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde (Routledge, 163 pages, £45)

Comment(s)10/20/2016

‘Against Elections: The Case for Democracy’ by David Van Reybrouck

‘Against Elections: The Case for Democracy’ by David Van Reybrouck

FOLDED CORNER - ‘Against Elections: The Case for Democracy’ by David Van Reybrouck (Bodley Head, 208 pages, $15)

Comment(s)10/6/2016

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