Life and Ethos of Turkish Novelist Moris Farhi

In Moris Farhi’s Rose-Tinted Turkishness, Istanbul-based Matt Hanson takes a look at the life and fiction of this Turkish author who chose exile in London after the anti-Greek Istanbul pogrom of 1955:

Farhi was the author of seven novels, and also wrote poetry and essays in English, his fifth language after Greek, Ladino, Turkish and French. He was an early modern secular Turk, equally Jewish and Greek, honorarily adopted into a Roma family — an embodiment of a regional pluralism that the Republic would seek to cover under the blanket of monolithic ethnocentric and religious nationalism. 

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