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Review: poetic, immersive and original, Tice Cin’s debut novel Keeping the House has broken new ground

British born, Turkish Cypriot inter-disciplinary daughter of a Tottenham DJ and artist, Tice Cin weaves a quirky, beautifully poetic depiction of a community and world hitherto unrepresented in English literature. Both lyrically and visually, Keeping the House is full of evocative descriptions of ‘Turkish Cypriotisms’. Could this be the only widely publicised, mainstream British novel […]

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Talk and book-signing: 100 years after their empire ended, author Diane Darke delves into the cultural legacy of the Ottomans

The 1st of November 2022 marked exactly one hundred years since the Ottoman Empire officially ended. In existence for over 600 years, and widely regarded as one of the greatest ever empires, the Ottomans left an indelible mark on our lives. Now a new book by Diane Darke, The Ottomans: A Cultural Legacy, re-examines the impact […]

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Turkish Cypriot cookbook Meliz’s Kitchen an instant Sunday Times Bestseller

Meliz’s Kitchen, the debut cookbook by British Turkish Cypriot cook and food blogger Meliz Berg, has topped the book charts just three days after its release! The 288-page hardback featuring classic Turkish Cypriot recipes went straight in at Number One under the Manuals section of The Sunday Times Bestsellers List – the oldest and most […]

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Review: Metin Murat’s The Crescent Moon Fox is a “page-turner ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture”

Metin Murat’s page-turner debut novel is an ode to all the people of Cyprus and their culture. A self-declared work of fiction set against the historic and political realities of the last 80 years between his ancestral home of Turkish Cyprus and London. The novel starts in 1930s Cyprus and Bamyakoy (based on the author’s […]

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Metin Murat’s historical novel The Crescent Moon Fox launched in London

The Crescent Moon Fox – the debut book by Turkish Cypriot author Metin Murat – was launched in London last week. The novel, set in Cyprus from the British colonial rule era through to the turn of the millennium, was promoted by the publisher Armida Books at the London Book Fair. The three-day event in […]

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Celebrating the “unequalled” legacy of Azerbaijan’s great writer Nizami Ganjavi and his ‘Encyclopaedia of Literature of the East and the West’

Nizami Ganjavi is one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and thinkers. Following a decree by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Janury, 2021 was declared the “Year of Nizami Ganjavi”. The aim is to promote Nizami throughout the world and to further explore his legacy. It should be noted that although there […]