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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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 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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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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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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Founder works: writing on the web

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Besides in newspapers and magazines around the world and online, my writing has appeared in several nonfiction anthologies. I also coedited the Expat Harem literary collection.

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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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Book club study guide: Tales from the Expat Harem

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The title of the book is purposefully anachronistic and titillating. What was your initial response to it? Have the tales made you consider trying a life in a foreign culture?

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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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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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