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NEFİSE, 13 YEARS OLD, A FINAL YEAR STUDENT AT SECONDARY SCHOOL    “Well, I sometimes find life becoming difficult for me, like when I am preparing for an important examination. I feel as if the excitement of it is engulfing my entire body, like an overwhelming heat is coming upon me. I panic a lot …

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Source: Stateorec.com Renown Turkish Writer and PEN International Board Member Burhan Sönmez’s autobiographical essay first published in the anthology Tell Me Your Name (Bana Adını Söyle)   Birth. They called him “Tahir.” That was the name of his parents’ relative Uncle Tahir. To tell the truth, everyone in the village was related. After that day …

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Source: Brainpickings Celebrated poet, memoirist, dramatist, actor, producer, filmmaker, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014) is one of the most influential literary voices of our time and a testament to the tenacity — creative, social, spiritual — of the human spirit. From her extraordinary autobiographies to her beautiful essays to her lesser-known children’s verses, Angelou has served …

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İlkyaz’s new works are now live and can be found below and throughout the postings on the English homepage! As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every month.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This …

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In this startling animation of Muriel Rukeyser’s “Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars),” two lives unfold in split screen, one during the tumultuous world events of 1968, the other 50 years later against a new landscape of uncertainty and ever-present digital technology. Created by Manual Cinema. Source: Poetry Foundation

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