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"Writing from a Mediterranean Island: In-Between Languages and Literary Spaces"

Thursday, March 22, 2012
12:00 AM
1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University

How does one describe a literary space where complex crossroads of cultures, languages, empires, and nations intersect?

Mehmet Yashin is one of the best known contemporary poets and authors from Cyprus. The different voice and sensibility that he brings to Turkish poetry is based on his hybrid literary sources, combining the Turkish, Greek, and Levantine cultures of the Mediterranean. His books have played an important role in redefining the literary traditions of Cyprus and Turkey.