Tottenham Boys – Dursaliye Sahan
About the Book
In this book, Dursaliye Şahan gives place to the young suicides witnessed by the Turkish society in London for a while as well as the social, political, economic and traditional relations behind it. In the novel, the relations behind the gang reality in London are discussed together with the immigration phenomenon.
About the Author
Born in a small village in Turkey, Dursaliye Şahan immigrated to Istanbul with her family at the age of four and then to London. Graduated from Anadolu University, Department of Radio and Television, the author continues her literary life, which she started at a young age, with stories, theatre plays, novels and cartoons.
Six stories, three novels, a cartoon and two children’s books by her have been published so far. Her short story “Güvercin” (The Pigeon) has been made into a television series twice. She received scriptwriting funding from the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture with her works “Hacı Murad and Ali Haydar”.
The author, whose many stories have been translated into English and met with readers in various magazines and anonymous books, has various short story and literature awards from Turkey and abroad.
Dursaliye Şahan continues to organize story and writing workshops for children, disabled and adults, and to be a jury member in story competitions.