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Book Club Event - Folktales from Turkey

September 07, 2014 (06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

ATA-DC kindly invites you to our next book club event featuring Serpil Ural and her book "Folktales from Turkey". (Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) 2012 Award Winner)

26 folk tales and legends from a variety of towns and regions in Turkey ,starting from A for Ağrı and continuing on through Z for Zelve, cast a keen and fascinating light on the rich cultural heritage of Anatolia. In addition to stories featuring such familiar characters as Karagöz and Hacivat of the shadow puppet tradition and Nasreddin Hodja, the hero of legends, other stories intrigue us with the adventures of lesser known heroes and legendary figures and give us colorful insights into the history and multi-cultural aspects of Anatolia, a landmass that has long served as a crossroads and meeting point of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The book is further enriched with small maps that pinpoint the location of the story and more in-depth information about the unique cultural and social aspects of the particular region.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 6:30pm
Türk Evi/Turkish House
1526 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

6:30pm Refreshments and Socializing
6:50pm Introduction
7:00pm Speech by Serpil Ural
7:30pm Q&A and Discussion
7:50pm Book Signing
8:30pm End of Event

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is supported by ATAA. 

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