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Aslı Der

Editor: Mine Soysal

Aslı Der tells the story of domestic violence and violence against women from the viewpoint of a teenage girl.


While trying to understand how to manage the violence her father is inflicting upon her entire family, Ece meets Cem who moved into their building. Thanks to her friendship with Cem, Ece starts to discover ways of defeating problems which in the past seemed impossible to solve. While problems inside her family are getting more intense each day, Ece is fascinated by the way her Dutch friend lives his life.

Aslı Der

Aslı Der

She was born in İstanbul in 1975. Der studied philosophy at Boğaziçi University. She has many translations from English and French to Turkish. Her first children’s novel Sheroks the Little Witch (Küçük Cadı Şeroks, 2001) brought her deep and rich knowledge of philosophy into children’s literature. Then, in sequel to her first book, she wrote Big Trap (Büyük Tuzak, 2007) and the book was awarded as IBBY Turkey Children’s Novel of the Year 2007. She also took her extremely deserved place on […]
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148 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2015
4th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-605-9952-60-6
Barcode: 978 605 9952 606


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