The Lion and the Nightingale

The Lion and the Nightingale A Journey Through Modern Turkey

Hardback (17 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Turkey is a land torn between East and West, and between its glorious past and a dangerous, unpredictable future. After the violence of an attempted military coup against President Erdogan in 2016, an event which shocked the world, journalist and novelist Kaya Genc travelled around his country on a quest to find the places and people in whom the contrasts of Turkey's rich past meet. As suicide bombers attack Istanbul, and journalists and teachers are imprisoned, he walks the streets of the famous Ottoman neighbourhoods, telling the stories of the ordinary Turks who live among the contradictions and conflicts of Anatolia, one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Lion and the Nightingale presents the spellbinding story of a country whose history has been split between East and West, between violence and beauty - between the roar of the lion and the song of the nightingale. Weaving together a mixture of memoir, interview and his own autobiography, Genc takes the reader on a contemporary journey through the contradictory soul of the Turkish nation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788314961
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Pub date:
DEWEY: 956.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4613
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 414g
Height: 147mm
Width: 222mm
Spine width: 25mm