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14 April 2006

Tales from the Expat Harem: 6 Week - 20 City Book Tour

TALES FROM THE EXPAT HAREM is an expatriate anthology by foreign women in modern Turkey. It has been a #1 English best-seller in Turkey where it was released in Sept 05, and called “enlightening” by former New York Times Istanbul bureau chief Stephen Kinzer, “riveting” by world explorer Tim Severin, “thought-provoking” by University of Arizona Near Eastern Studies professor Elif Shafak, “addictive” by CNN and TIME correspondent Andrew Finkel, “insightful” by Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, and “impressive and important for the country” by Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.

The American editors will conduct a 6-week, 20 city Expat Harem Spring 2006 Book Tour in support of the North American edition of the book (Seal Press, March 2006).

For a full listing of tour events, see:

--15 April, Providence, RI, 1:00PM
Expat Harem bookstore reading and discussion
Books on the Square
471 Angell St.
(401) 331-9097


metin said...

Does the title suggest a false pretense in the purchasing of this book by foreigners (for whom it is written for). Maybe the cleverly disguised passages will enlighten the 'real' role of women in Turkey at the present. I wonder if there's anyone out there that can comment on the Reader's Digest version of its contents.

Murat Altinbasak said...

Maybe Amazon has a review of it? I'll be getting a copy of it soon I think.