Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë 1816 – 1855 The eldest of the Brontë sisters, all of whom were writers.  A novelist who shook up the value judgements of her era by portraying love through the eyes of a woman. A woman who declared her independence in a world of men.  She wrote under a pseudonym to evade the […]

Aziz Nesin

Aziz Nesin 1915 – 1995 The Nasreddin Hodja (the famous 13th-century satirist) of the modern age.  A grand master of political satire.  He stood up against what he thought to be wrong.  He used humour to profoundly criticise his society. He created an intimate connection with his readers without resorting to cheap shots.  He aimed […]

Nâzım Hikmet

Nâzım Hikmet 1902-1963 ‘Blue Eyed Giant.’ The poet. Millions of Nâzıms exist. And the more he is read, the more they multiply.  Everyone cherishes their own Nâzım inside themselves.  The story of his life is widely known, but can Nâzım fit within his own biography? As a noble poet and a man of keenly felt […]

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