Children's Books (ages 8-12) • Novels
Güzelce'de Bir Kaçak, Memo
Memo, a Runaway In Güzelce
Editor: Müren Beykan
Memo’s breathless chase and his story full of hope and love!
A powerful narrative from the children’s point of view about how love, tolerance and solidarity can overcome social problems.
In his village in the Taurus Mountains, Memo has come face to face with blood feud at a very young age and his life has turned into an interminable chase between not killing and not being killed. His painful years as a runaway mature him but he is very tired when he finally reaches Güzelce village on the Black Sea coast. At first, the children who discover him in a deserted shack far from the village are frightened. But things change as they learn his story. Memo, the runaway, tries to learn to “hold back to life” in this fishing village, among these people he doesn’t know.
Zeynep CemaliZeynep Cemali, who brought a masterful deepness to children’s litearature, was born in İstanbul in 1950. During her childhood and youth, she traveled around Anatolia with her father, who was engaged in handicrafts, carpet, and rug trade. Her father’s repetitive saying “to live is to learn,” has largely shaped her life. Her stories for children were published starting in 1991, in magazines like Kumbara (İş Bankası Kültür Publishing), Türkiye Çocuk, Buğday and Vitamin Childrens’ Newspaper distributed in Germany. The success […]
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