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Arest of beasts a liberal a democrat and a feminist in a part of the world that isfreuently 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 ofThe Islamic Enlightenment Marvelous and deeply affecting the imprisoned politician Selahattin Demirtas brings to life the great heart and spirit of ordinary Kurdish people His stories are horrific yet hopeful heart wrenching yet humorous and offer much needed insight into what everyday life is like in twenty first century Turkey Christiane Bird author ofA Thousand Sighs A Thousand Revolts Journeys in KurdistanA vital and elouent portrait of modern Turkey drawn from the lives of its ordinary citizensWritten in prison the stories in Dawn offer an unfa

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Miliar glimpse of Turkey and the Middle East They capture the experiences of the people behind the headlines the voices that so often go unheardThe young cleaning woman whose bus to work gets caught in a violent protest the little girl fleeing across the Mediterranean from Syria with her mother the illegal underage workers building jails the victim of an honour killing Tragedy collides vividly with sharp humour and political satire as inmates have their letters vetted by committee and a bus driver tricks a young idealist The first fiction from the imprisoned progressive politician former leader of the pro Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party and presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas this collection is essential reading With warmth wit and brutal insight he illuminates everyday existence in Turkey and brings his characters to startling life

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Imprisoned Kurdish lawyer and progressive politician Demirta delivers a closely observed series of portraits of lives oppressed A welcome debut collection One hopes forand that Demirta will not be silenced by his captors Kirkus Demirta visceral tales expose unfathomable darkness with an unshowy fable like straightforwardness as the book nonetheless subtly arcs toward hope Already a publishing sensation withcopies sold in Turkey alone Demirtas empathic collection shines the light that its title promises Booklist Selahattin Demirtas short stories are beautiful and full of surprises especially in their bold portrayal of women A new addition to Turkey s tragic canon of literature written in prison Jennifer Clement author ofGun Love and President of PEN International Selahattin Demirtas is Turkey s most famous political prisoner He is also that r