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The Memoirs of a Canadian "bride" in Turkey
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1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 09:35 pm

In 1961 Hughette Bouffard, a native of small town Canada, became the gelin or bride of her long - time pen pal and friend Mehmet Eyuboğlu, son of two of Turkey's most illustrious artists. Bedri Rahmi and Eren Eyuboğlu. It is in the midst of the Eyuboğlu family's circle of artist, writer, and poet friends that Hughette first comes to know Turkey.
She shares with us those first glimpses into the foreign culture that she would later call her own and spares us neither the pains nor the pleasures of her acculturation process as she comes to create a niche for herself in her new environment, learning the fineties of intercultural negotiation step by step. Her views on the tumultuous decades of violent clashes between the left and the right as well as the military juntas that took place in Turkey are woven in with her experiences as a medical professional in Turkey, as an ex-patriot struggling for the rights of foreign spouses in Turkey, and as a mother and grandmother.

Full of scenes painful, joyful, downright comical, absurd and enlightening, this is the story of Hughette Bouffard Eyuboğlu's cultural transformaiton...


2.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 09:48 pm

This sounds a quite interesting book Ros..

3.       alameda
3499 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 10:26 pm

Thanks Roswitha!

Sounds like an interesting book. You can take a look inside here:

From the Steeple to the Minaret:

4.       SERA_2005
668 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:06 pm

Wow i really want to read this!

5.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:29 pm

I certainly have to buy that, once I am better

6.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:31 pm

She was a distinguished and clever lady....
She did not waste her time with crawlies...

7.       SERA_2005
668 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:38 pm

who and what are you refering to here Alpha?

8.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:53 pm

Who do you think ?....Our dear bride, of course !

9.       SERA_2005
668 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:54 pm

naturally.You have now made yourself clear,thank you.

10.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 24 Feb 2008 Sun 11:55 pm

She could not stand the life in States very long, once she married a Turk...They had to rush back to civilisation !

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