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Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul

Book Review- The conservative yet progressive Turkey is just like its geographical location- somewhere between east and west is the land that bears the burden of its past and is still marching into a new future. The magical realist descriptions of Istanbul and Asya's home are powerful: these are places where djinns comfortably coexist in the plot. Asya's articles highlighted in bold letters in the book give a clever view of the politics and culture of Turkey. The gives a perspective that while Armenians and Turkish are so close to each other culturally, they have an unexplained hatred for each other which has built over years. The book made me google all about the genocide!  Very heavy dose history there....

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