Poet Nihat Ziyalan, a master of contemporary Turkish literature relates sequences from his childhood with amusing stories. Ziyalan presents the life of a child growing up in rural Adana in the frightening and insecure atmosphere of World War II from his own point of view using his own words.


6 stories in the book are: Circumcision Ceremony of the Year, Love in Short Pants, Ayçelen, Yılankalesi, I Stumbled This Morning, Rapidly Flowing Water, Preparation For The Holiday.


Nihat Ziyalan

He was born in 1936 in Adana. After completing his army duty he began to work in Adana Municapality Theatre, then he went to Ankara Art Theatre. Finally he began to act at Turkish cinema generally known as Yeşilçam. In 1980, after Turkish cinema lost in crisis, he immigrated to Sydney. He wrote many poems, stories and novels as well, and received the 1st Çukurova Award in 2009. His first book published by Günışığı Kitaplığı is Sydney, Here I Come (Attım Kapağı Yurtdışına, 2010) and it tells the story of a young boy who tries to find himself in his devamı için tıklayınız

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3rd edition

Attım Kapağı Yurtdışına

Sydney, Here I Come
Nihat Ziyalan