My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir
  • My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir
  • My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir

My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir

by Fethiye Cetin
     
 

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A passionate memoir of the author’s discovery of her grandmother’s true identity.See more details below

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A passionate memoir of the author’s discovery of her grandmother’s true identity.

Editorial Reviews

Guardian
My Grandmother ... refuses to be sidetracked by the issues it raises: it is a tribute to the woman, an expression of shared pain, and a plea for reconciliation. That it was a bestseller in Turkey should tell you something.
Financial Times
Maureen Freely’s introduction is lucid and her translation is fluid and elegant, amplifying the merits of this earnest memoir.— Fani Papageorgiou
New Internationalist
The author’s acute sensibility and ear for detail set this account apart ... two brave voices ring through this book: hers and her grandmother’s.
From the Publisher
“Gripping and thought-provoking ... Spare and elegant ... This moving testimony transcend politics and brings the Armenian tragedy to life with tenderness as well as sadness.”—Independent

“A striking memoir.”—Irish Times

“A compelling and beautifully written account of family stories and secrets, and a heartfelt call to peace and harmony.”—Elif Shafak

My Grandmother ... refuses to be sidetracked by the issues it raises: it is a tribute to the woman, an expression of shared pain, and a plea for reconciliation. That it was a bestseller in Turkey should tell you something.”—Guardian

“Sober and heartbreaking.”—Financial Times

“The author’s acute sensibility and ear for detail set this account apart ... two brave voices ring through this book: hers and her grandmother’s.”—New Internationalist

“This is a story that cries out to be told.”—Tribune

Independent
Gripping and thought-provoking ... Spare and elegant ... This moving testimony transcend politics and brings the Armenian tragedy to life with tenderness as well as sadness.— Alev Adil
Irish Times
A striking memoir.— Sorcha Hamilton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844678679
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/04/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
722,421
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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Elif Shafak
A compelling and beautifully written account of family stories and secrets, and a heartfelt call to peace and harmony.

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