An evening with Ece Temelkuran in conversation with Lucy Popescu

Monday 5th June 2017
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Trafalgar Square

An evening with Ece Temelkuran in conversation with Lucy Popescu

Join us for an evening with author and political journalist ECE TEMELKURAN in conversation with writer Lucy Popescu

We're delighted to welcome back Ece Temelkuran for this talk on her newly translated novel ''Women Who Blow on Knots''

About the book:
A phenomenon in Turkey with more than 120,000 copies sold, Women who Blow on Knots chronicles a voyage reaching from Tunisia to Lebanon, taken by three young women and septuagenarian Madam Lilla. Although the three young women embark on the road for different reasons - for each holds a dark secret - it is only at the journey's point of no return that Lilla's own murderous motivations for the trip become clear...Unique and controversial in its country of origin for its political rhetoric and strong, atypically Muslim female characters, Temelkuran weaves an empowering tale that challenges us to ponder not only the social questions of politics, religion and women in the Middle East, but also the universal bonds of sister- and motherhood.Ultimately, the novel begs the reader to mediate on the greatest problem women face today - can the power we hold make us happy, and how?

About the author:
Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators. In 2017 she has been a regular guest on Radio 4 and also appeared on the Channel 4 news, while her journalism has recently featured in Der Spiegel, the Guardian and the New York Times. In 2016 Zed Books released a translation of her collection of essays Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy which was reviewed widely and internationally. She currently lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

Lucy Popescu is a writer, editor and arts critic with a background in human rights. She worked with the English Centre of PEN, the international association of writers, for over 20 years and was Director of its Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. She compiled and edited A Country of Refuge, an anthology of writing on asylum seekers by some of Britain and Ireland’s finest writers.

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