Author(s): Fethiye Cetin
As a child in Turkey, Fethiye Cetin knew her grandmother as a happy and well respected Muslim housewife. Decades later, her grandmother revealed the truth: she was by birth a Christian Armenian, and most of the men in the village where she grew up were slaughtered in 1915. In this heartwrenching memoir, Cetin tells a powerful story that breaks the silence surrounding the Armenian genocide.
"Gripping and thought-provoking." --Alev Adil, Independent
"Maureen Freely's introduction is lucid and her translation is fluid and elegant, amplifying the merits of this earnest memoir." --Fani Papageorgiou, Financial Times
"This is a remarkable book." --Sorcha Hamilton, Irish Times
"A compelling and beautifully written account of family stories and secrets, and a heartfelt call to peace and harmony." --Elif Shafak
FETHIYE CETIN is a Turkish human-rights lawyer who has represented, among others, Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007.