Identity messages: about expat+HAREM’s founder

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expat+HAREM, the global niche synthesizes numerous strands of my life’s work, experience and interests. The goal of this online community is to help 21st century global citizens achieve psychic location independence and connection to the many worlds you love to belong to.

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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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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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The Accidental Anthologist: creating a literary harem

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Turkey makes the news for suppressing its authors. As an American woman in Istanbul I found my voice — by creating a literary harem of my expat peers.

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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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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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She said, she said: quotables of expat+HAREM’s founder

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Highlights from Anastasia Ashman’s interviews, profiles, articles. Turkey’s bond with expatriate women, global nomads. Success for the world citizen.

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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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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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