My Grandmother



My Grandmother When Fethiye Cetin was growing up in the small Turkish town of Maden, she knew her grandmother as a happy and universally respected Muslim housewife It would be decades before her grandmother told her the truth that she was by birth a Christian and an Armenian, that her name was not Seher but Heranush, that most of the men in her village had been slaughtered in 1915, that she, along with most of the women and children, had been sent on a death march She had been saved and torn from her mother s arms by the Turkish gendarme captain who went on to adopt her But she knew she still had family in America Could Fethiye help her find her lost relations before she died There are an estimated two million Turks whose grandparents could tell them similar stories But in a country that maintains the Armenian genocide never happened, such talk can be dangerous In her heartwrenching memoir, Fethiye Cetin breaks the silence. Free Read My Grandmother By Fethiye Çetin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 114 pages
  • My Grandmother
  • Fethiye Çetin
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
  • 1844671690

12 thoughts on “My Grandmother

  1. Missy J says:

    Excellent memoir Fethiye Cetin wrote the story of her grandmother who was born in an Armenian family living in Eastern Turkey In the early 20th century, the Armenian minority suffered a genocide They were driven away from their homes, killed or forced to march towards the Syrian Desert It was an attempt to rid the country of non Muslims During the March to Syria, the author s grandmother was just 8 9 years old A Turkish gendarme took her away from her mother and she grew up in a completely Excellent memoir Fethiye Cetin wrote the story of her grandmother who was born in an Armenian family living in Eastern Turkey In the early 20th century, the Armenian minority suffered a genocide They were driven away from their homes, killed or forced to march towards the Syrian Desert It was an attempt to rid the country of non Muslims During the March to Syria, the author s grandmother was just 8 9 years old A Turkish gendarme took her away from her mother and she grew up in a completely different household She became Muslim an...

  2. Nairi says:

    A very touching story Sadly so many stories like this exist Being a descendant of an Armenian Genocide survivor myself, I felt the author s Grandmother s need to reconnect with her biological family Truly a wonderful story.

  3. Jim says:

    This is a very short book just 114 pages, but it is a very moving story A brave tale that breaks the silence of the Armenian genocide to a Turkish audience originally written in Turkish, I read the translation by Maureen Freely who also translates Orhan Pamuk.Fethiye thought her grandmother was a happy, well respected Turkish Muslim grandmother, who kept her house spotlessly clean and doted on her children and grandchildren One day her grandmother revealed the truth about her past, which w This is a very short book just 114 pages, but it is a very moving story A brave tale that breaks the silence of the Armenian genocide to a Turkish audience originally written in Turkish, I read the translation by Maureen Freely who also translates Orhan Pamuk.Fethiye thought her grandmother was a happy, well respected Turkish Muslim grandmother, who kept her house spotlessly clean and doted on her children and grandchildren One day her grandmother revealed the truth about her past, which would turn Fethiye s world upside down Her grandmother, had not been born Seher but Heranu to an Armenian Christian family In 1915 Heranu village was visited by the Turkish Gendarmes a...

  4. Sevag Sarmazian says:

    I enjoyed this book very much But all I could think of while I reading it is how many THOUSANDSlike the author s grandmother there must have beenand that truly angers me It s quite possible that my great grandmother and or her 3 children were among them either that or they were killed in the desert.So not only did 1.5 million of my ancestors get butchered, but thousandswere force converted and lost as Armenians The full scope of the Medz Yeghern is truly immeasurable Thank y I enjoyed this book very much But all I could think of while I reading it is how many THOUSANDSlike the author s grandmother there must have beenand that truly angers me It s quite possible that my great grandmother and or her 3 children were among them either that or they were killed in the desert.So not only did 1.5 milli...

  5. Yiannis says:

    An excellent book on the Armenian genocide It focuses on the human pain of an Armenian little girl kidnapped and raised as Turkish Muslim It is not aimed to the Armenians or Greeks who know the history but to reveal it t...

  6. Marlene says:

    This is a short book that is full of emotions so much sadness, so much love While I did not know much about the Armenian genocide before reading this book, this book presents a personal side to a terrible tragedy which resulted in a sense of understanding for me that I don t think I could ha...

  7. lkh0ja says:

    Heartbreaking read, but an absolute must for those wishing to learnabout the devastating effects of the Armenian genocide The author details her grandmother s life with such precision that you immediately fall in love with the family Truly a must read.

  8. Peyvand Afshar says:

    Best book I ever read

  9. Reena says:

    Beautiful memoir by the Turkish human rights lawyer Fethiye Cetin centered on a startling revelation about the life of her beloved grandmother She discovers her grandmother suffered and lived with heart breaking loss as she was born an Armenian but forcibly removed from her family during the Armenian genocide, and then raised a Turkish Muslim She makes a life never fully knowing what happened to her birth family While she grows up a Turkish Muslim, marries and raises a family in her new commu Beautiful memoir by the Turkish human rights lawyer Fethiye Cetin centered on a startling revelation about the life of her beloved grandmother She discovers her grandmother suffered and lived with heart breaking loss as she was born an Armenian but forcibly removed from her family during the Armenian genocide, and then raised a Turkish Muslim She makes a life never fully knowing what happened to her birth family While she grows up a Turkish Muslim, marries and raises a family in her new community she never forgets who and what she lost and keeps hope alive for some day making contact A hea...

  10. Byurakn says:

    Fethiye Cetin s My Grandmother is mostly the story of her grandmother who survived the Armenian genocide in 1915 because a Turk gendarme stole her from her mother and gave her to a Turkish couple She converted to Islam and grew up as a Turk with a new name This memoir is a powerful story of the Armenian genocide and the consequences of it dead and displaced family members, people hiding their identity and living in disguise and the term leftovers of the sword.The book has details that are Fethiye Cetin s My Grandmother is mostly the story of her grandmother who survived the Armenian genocide in 1915 because a Turk gendarme stole her from her mother and gave her to a Turkish couple She converted to Islam and grew up as a Turk with a new name This memoir is a powerful story of the Armenian genocide and the consequences of it dead and displaced family members, people hiding their identity and living in disguise and the term leftovers of the sword.The book has details that are depicting disguised Armenians in such an excellent way I really loved the part about corek convert Armenian women would bake corek for Easter and this was their secret way of keeping their identity and traditions My grandmother had little bit of everything Despite the topic being heavy, there were moments I laughed especially the parts that described the grandfather s eating habits , there were moments I choked and there were moments I connected It is alway...

  11. Aurina says:

    Cetin eschews the complicated politics of the Armenian genocide, concentrating instead on a deeply personal story This is beautifully written and translated , the story fluid, detailed and heartbreaking without ever being overwrought or manipulative.

  12. Emackison Dobos says:

    What history I have missed This was very good.

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