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Source: Mayo Oshin, Medium Several years just flew by and there’s even fewer days left to live for — does it feel like you’re falling further and further behind your goals? Unfinished and half-baked work, mindless wasteful time spent on the internet and never following through on what you set out to do everyday. It’s …

İLKYAZ IS CELEBRATING IT’S SECOND YEAR HAVING PROVIDED A PLATFORM TO 163 YOUNG WRITERS, TRANSLATED 85 INTO ENGLISH AND REACHED A 5.6K READERSHIP ON AVERAGE! As İlkyaz in our one year lifespan, we published 163 young writers ranging from under 15 to 35, translated 85 writers to English, managed to increase our readership to 5.6K …

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 …

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 …

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 …