House with Wisteria: Memoirs of Turkey Old and New (2nd Revised edition)
By: Halide Edib (author), Sibel Erol (contributor)Paperback
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Th is edition of Halide Edib Adivar's Memoirs, prefaced with Sibel Erol's excellent introduction, is important and timely. When stereotypes of women in the Muslim world abound, Halide's memoirs remind us of the courage and dedication of "foremothers" who struggled for emancipation at both personal and national levels.These memoirs open a window on the search for personal expression of a woman caught up in the oppressive dynamics of her polygamous households (parental and marital), and the travails of national liberation and nation-building in Turkey, in which she played an active role. Halide speaks to us with an urgency which now cries out to be heard more than ever.
Halide Edib (1884-1964) was a participant and partisan of the major events in Turkish twentieth century history. Self-educated, she was multi-lingual and multi-cultural. She was an ardent feminist. She served as information and public relations officer for the government of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and hence was close to the players and politics of the new regime. Sibel Erol is senior lecturer in Turkish in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in New York City. The author of numerous professional scholarly articles, her work has appeared in American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages Bulletin, The Middle East Journal and Middle East Studies Association Bulletin.
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