Win a copy of Semra Eren-Nijhar’s new book Turks in London

Books in English about London’s diverse Turkish community are hard to come by. One of the community’s foremost authorities is sociologist, writer and filmmaker Semra Eren-Nijhar.

At the turn of the millennium Eren-Nijhar embarked on a six-year project to ‘give a voice’ to “[Turkish] people from different walks of life”living in the capital.  She interviewed over 100 people for her project, from students to singers, politicians, teachers, housewives, and entrepreneurs, and featured their portrait photos and short stories in a pioneering exhibition at City Hall in 2006, helping to give greater visibility and insights into one of London’s most colourful communities.

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A decade later, many of the interviews have made their way into a book – Eren-Nijhar’s ninth and her third in English. It makes for fascinating reading and now you have a chance to win yourself a copy through this T-VINE competition. To be in with a chance to win, answer the simple question below.


Where did an exhibition of those featured in the book first take place in 2006?

  1. Tate Britain             B) Houses of Parliament            C) City Hall

The competition is free to enter and runs to Sunday 16 December 2018.


T-VINE Magazine is giving away one copy of Turks in London by Semra Eren-Nijhar. Correct entries will be entered into a free prize draw and the winner notified within 24 hours of the competition closing. The competition is open to UK residents only.

How to enter

There are two ways to enter into our free prize draw:

  • Either like T-VINE Magazine’s Facebook page and leave your answer under Turks in London book competition post pinned at the top of the page; OR
  • Send us an email to competition @ marking the subject line Turks in London Competition. If you are emailing your entry, do include your full name, address and daytime contact number.

Those responding by Facebook are not required to give their address on the public post. Should you be a winner via social media, you will be sent a private message from T-VINE informing you that you have won and be asked for your details as part of your prize confirmation.

Competition deadline

The deadline for your competition entry is 23.59 (UK time) Sunday 16 December 2018. We will announce the winner within 24 hours after the competition closes.

Competition rules

Only one competition entry per person.

You must be eighteen or over and reside in the United Kingdom to enter.

There is a single prize on offer: a copy of Turks in London by Semra Eren-Nijhar, which will be despatched by Royal Mail recorded delivery to the address provided by the winner.

The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable.

There is no cash alternative.

A winner will be selected randomly by T-VINE Magazine, who must claim their prize within four hours of being contacted. Failure to do so would render them disqualified and a new winner picked.

The judge’s decision is final.


Good luck!