Turkish Novels, Honor Killing and China’s English-language Complex

Zülfü Livaneli, the Turkish writer, musician, singer, journalist and member of parliament, recently toured China to promote the launch of the mainland Chinese translation of his popular novel, Bliss (Mutluluk), or 伊斯坦布尔的幸福. Now a movie as well, Bliss is a melodramatic tale of a young village woman who is raped by an elder relative. When … Continue reading Turkish Novels, Honor Killing and China’s English-language Complex