House with Wisteria by Halide Edib Adivar
Call Number: 894.353 ADI
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
"This edition of Halide Edib's Memoirs, prefaced with Sibel Erol's excellent introduction, is important and timely. When stereotypes of women in the Muslim world abound, Halide's Memoirs remind us of the courage and dedication of "foremothers" who struggled for emancipation at both personal and national levels. These Memoirs open a window on the search for personal expression of a woman caught up in the oppressive dynamics of her polygamous households (parental and marital), and the travails of national liberation and nation-building in Turkey, in which she played an active role. Halide speaks to us with an urgency which, if anything, now cries out to be heard more than ever. "Deniz Kandiyoti, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.