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Perihan Magden

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Perihan Magden

Perihan Magden was born in 1960. She graduated from the Psychology Department at Bogazici University. Her novella Haberci Cocuk Cinayetleri (Messenger Boy Murders) appeared in 1991; her novel Refakatci (The Escort) in 1994. She is a widely-read columnist for a leading Turkish daily. Her prose fiction often verges on black humor. Mutfak Kazalari (Kitchen Accidents, 1995) is her only poetry collection.

Articles by Perihan Magden

Courage Does Not Reign
By Perihan Magden
I was kicked out of the Conservatory. When called to the office of the elderly director where I was handed my dismissal papers, I said: “Sir, believe me Sir, I am not concerned for my sake regarding…
Translated from Turkish by Alin Ince
The Secret Meanings of Unappreciated Words
By Perihan Magden
Back then I was working at the paper factory. The workers shunned me for having been to such places as Singapore, for wearing black all the time, and for eating my mother's completely tasteless roast…
Translated from Turkish by Cem Yegül
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