Ayshe, an Anatolian Tale
Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011
DescriptionThis book started life as a short story in a children's writing group. 'Anatolian Tale' is about the backwaters of Turkey; it is a story of Ayshe growing up in Anatolia and the hardships she endures. Girls in villages in Turkey are not encouraged to read, this is a luxury which their sisters in the cities have so Ayshe rebels. Ayshe rebels to such an extent that she conquers the societal paradigm of cheap and sometimes enforced labour. Ayshe is brave and resourceful, a great charmer. This book teaches the lesson that life is bigger than we are and that life is a gift for us to treasure. About the AuthorFatma Durmush was born in 1959; after years spent suffering from schizophrenia she has finally achieved her ambition to be gain an art degree and become a renowned artist. She will be going on to study an MA in art this year. As well as an artist and successful author, Fatma is also a play-right. She found a modest niche in America where two of her plays have been performed, one of which will soon be published in an anthology. In the UK she has been published by the Big Issue as well as in books and pamphlets. Her artwork has featured in over sixty exhibitions at, amongst others, the Tate Modern and The National Gallery.
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Agah goes Agah looks Agah’s wife Allah Anatolia angry Ayshe can’t Ayshe ceases Ayshe despairs Ayshe goes Ayshe hides Ayshe nearly Ayshe prays Ayshe remembers Ayshe takes Ayshe thinks Ayshe throws Ayshe wants Ayshe’s glasses Ayshe’s mother baby bride child circumcised crowd crying dirty doesn’t know donkey drop eyes father former Agah girl gives go to school hair happy hole husband I’m going isn’t kill Koran Latife’s laugh leave listening lorry Madam Latife magic Miss Haci look mosque night nose twitch paper knife river road roses SADI’S SENSE says Ayshe says her mother says Latife says Mrs Sadiye screams She’s sisters sleeps someone soup stable stitches stop stupid girl There’s thinks Ayshe trembling Turkey Turkish Delight wash clothes watching wearing wet cardigan looks whole village winks Witch woman women won’t write