Hybrid life writing

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Expatriate literature may often be stocked in the travel section, but does it deserve a shelf of its own?

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Expat images: unrecognizable vs. iconic

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Fleeting, picturesque moments can capture an enduring truth about expatriatism.

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Expat Harem editors on NBC’s Today Show with Matt Lauer

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When America’s most popular morning talk show came to Istanbul, they asked Expat Harem to explain Turkey to five million Americans.

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Media + Reception: the worldwide coverage of Expat Harem anthology

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Since 2005 the Expat Harem anthology editors and contributors have been featured by more than 200 mainstream and independent media sources across the globe in news, travel, literature and culture.

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Foreword by Elif Shafak

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“The tales express the point of view of three-dimensional expatriates. The women of the Expat Harem are on the edge. They are in limbo.”

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Expat Harem, the book: foreign women in modern Turkey

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This popularly- and critically-acclaimed collection invites you into the Turkey that thirty-two women from seven nations know.

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Expat Harem editors on The Crossroads TV with Martin Anthony

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Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Gokmen interviewed by Istanbul’s TV 6 News about foreign women in modern Turkey, making Tales from the Expat Harem, and other cultural crossroads.

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Publishing and the digital world citizen

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I’ve got Web 3.0 plans for my second book not only because as a contemporary author abroad I must connect with readers and offer dynamic interaction with the material, but because as a digital citizen I can.

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Expat Harem editors on Turkish Hour TV, New York

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Talking about the creation of the Expat Harem anthology and meeting readers during our marathon 49-day 10-state American book tour.

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Harem girls for sale: the making of Expat Harem

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Eighteen months. Two expatriate American writers in Istanbul.

We created a feminist travel anthology, landed a North American book deal and dual language editions from Turkey’s strongest publisher, while winning representation at one of New York’s oldest literary agencies. How did we do it?

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