My Grandmother: An Armenian-Turkish Memoir

Author(s): Fethiye Cetin

Biography & Memoir

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.


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"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.

General Fields

  • : 9781844678679
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : June 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fethiye Cetin
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 956.620154092
  • : 128
  • : Illustrations, ports.