Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

by Ozge Samanci

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Overview

Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Cousteau? A stage actress? Would it be possible to please everyone including herself?

In her unpredictable and funny graphic memoir, Ozge recounts her story using inventive collages, weaving together images of the sea, politics, science, and friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374316983
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 375,856
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: HL570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ozge Samanci is an artist and an assistant professor. She was born in Izmir, Turkey, and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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