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Returning to Turkey from exile in the West, the secular poet Ka is driven by curiosity to investigate a surprising wave of suicides among religious ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667

A Shadow-World

by rejoyce on Aug 18, 2007

In Snow, by Orhan Pamuk, a Nobel Prize recipient, its poet-protagonist Ka returns from exile in Germany to his hometown Istanbul to investigate the suicide of young girls as a result of a head scarf ban. While repression of Muslim women is a theme, the epic novel also explores the conflict between ... More


Understanding is Everything

by MadamBookNerd on Apr 19, 2007

"One of the pleasures of writing this novel, was to say to my Turkish readers and to my international audience, openly and a bit provocatively, but honestly, that what they call a terrorist is first of all a human being. Our secularists, who are always relying on the army and who are destroying Turkey ... More

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