Can Fiction and Film Help Fight Against Honor Crimes and Violence Against Women?

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In this podcast I talk about how fiction and film can be used to raise consciousness about honor-based crimes and violence against women. I hope this will be useful to my students who study this topic and useful to anybody, who is interested in exploring the themes of honor crimes and violence against women in their film and book discussion groups.

Recommended literary texts:

“Resho Agha”, a short story by Turkish author Bekir Yildiz. An Anthology of Modern Turkish Short Stories. Edited by Fahir İz. Published by Bibliotheca Islamica in 1990.

“Hanife”, a short story by Turkish author Sevgi Soysal. Short Stories by Turkish Women Writers. Translated by Nilüfer Mizanoğlu Reddy. Publisher: Indiana University Turkish Studies.

“Bliss”, a novel by Turkish author: Zülfü Livaneli. Published by St. Martin's Griffin.

Recommended films: Bliss on IMDB & When we leave on IMDB

References

Honor Crimes and Forced Suicides, an article by UNICEF Turkey, Protective Environment for Children
Celebrations of Love: Women Denounce Honor Killings in Turkey, an article by Efsa Kuraner in Off Our Backs, March-April 2002.

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