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I will never see the world again : the memoir of an imprisoned writer / Ahmet Altan ; translated by Yasemin C̦ongar from the Turkish ; foreword by Philippe Sands.

Altan, Ahmet, (author.). Çongar, Yasemin, 1966- (translator.). Sands, Philippe, 1960- (writer of foreword.).


"A resilient Turkish writer's inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism. The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decided, just as he was unaware of his. I suffer the pathetic torment of profound helplessness, just as he did. Like a cursed oracle, I foresaw my future years ago not knowing that it was my own. Confined in a cell four meters long, imprisoned on absurd, Kafkaesque charges, novelist Ahmet Altan is one of many writers persecuted by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's oppressive regime. In this extraordinary memoir, written from his prison cell, Altan reflects upon his sentence, on a life whittled down to a courtyard covered by bars, and on the hope and solace a writer's mind can provide, even in the darkest places"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781590519929
  • ISBN: 1590519922
  • Physical Description: xi, 211 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2019."
Formatted Contents Note:
A single sentence -- The first night in the cage -- The mirror and the doctor -- The teacher -- The cemetery of pink folders -- Cheating -- Encounter with time -- Voyage around my cell -- The dream -- Serial killer -- Meryem -- The novelist who wrote his own destiny -- The reckoning -- The judge's concern -- Wood sprites -- The notice -- Handcuffs -- The bird -- The writer's paradox.
Subject: Altan, Ahmet > Trials, litigation, etc.
Altan, Ahmet.
Journalism > Turkey.
Political crimes and offenses > Turkey.
Political crimes and offenses.
Politics and government.
Turkey > Politics and government > 1980-

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