Sunday, 29 March 2015

Islington Council to host Semra Eren-Nijhar’s new book launch and a conference on female Turkish-speaking migrants in Britain

Conference speakers (L-R): Gül Koçak, Semra Eren-Nijhar, & Prof. Belma Ötüş-Baskett

A year on from her acclaimed exhibition Artık Gurbet Yok! (mu?) There Is No More A Place Far From Home (Is There?), sociologist, author and documentary producer Semra Eren-Nijhar returns to Islington for the launch of her book of the same name, as part of a conference in Turkish titled, “Göç, Kadın ve Gurbet” (“Migration, Woman and Far From Home”). The event builds on the enormous interest shown in her 2014 exhibition, which offered a unique insight into the lives of different Turkish-speaking female migrants in North London through their own words and pictures.

Monday night’s conference is chaired by Cllr. Suna Hurman from the London Borough of Enfield. Eren-Nijhar will present the findings of her research, as captured in her new book. She is joined at the conference by fellow female migrant speakers, Prof. Belma Ötüş-Baskett and Gül Koçak, the head of Islington’s Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Women’s Group. Islington Council leader Cllr. Theresa Debono and Consulate General of Turkey in London Emirhan Yorulmazlar will also say a few words.

Following the conference, Eren-Nijhar will sign copies of her new bi-lingual book Artık Gurbet Yok! (mu?) There Is No More A Place Far From Home (Is There?). Attendance is free and open to all members of the public.

Event:   “Göç, Kadın ve Gurbet” – this conference is primarily in Turkish
Date:   Monday 30th March 2015
Time:   18.30 - 20.30
Place:   Islington Town Hall, Committee Rooms 5-6, Upper Street, London N1 2UD
For more info:   Gül Koçak (07905 744 756) or Semra Eren-Nijhar  (07957 657 456)



There’s no place like home (is there?), 30 March 2014

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