PEN Presents – TURKEY

Asiye’s Story by Asiye Güzel, translated by Richard McKane

Winner of the Tucholski Prize for Human Rights Writing in Sweden

‘Asiye’s rape, torture and maltreatment while in detention are described with searing and dignified clarity’

(New Statesman)

One of the first detailed accounts of state-based sexual violence, smuggled out of Turkey chapter by chapter, will encourage other women (and men) to come forward and talk openly about their experience of rape and sexual abuse’

(The Times)

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We were delighted that Asiye Guzel talked about her story with Joan Smith, the Chair of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee at English PEN’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer on Saturday 15th November.   Read our report about the event: English PEN marks Day of the Imprisoned Writer


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