In A Farewell to Freedom, readers are taken on a journey with Ahmet as he navigates the complexities of Kurdish identity in a world plagued by violence and oppression. This powerful narrative meditates on the themes of language, loss, and the human will to survive as Ahmet grapples with love, despair, and the realities of living under a fascist regime. From moments of transcendent hope to nihilistic despair, Ahmet's journey is an epic exploration of the human experience set against the backdrop of a struggle for freedom that echoes across generations.
"This novel is an end-to-end song to freedom from the tradition of a culture that encourages us to defend it with the weapon of understanding."
- Zoé Valdés, Cuban novelist, scriptwriter, film director & blogger
"In his debut novel, Kurtulus establishes the bond between the writer and the oppressed in a very humble and subtle way."
- Ahmet Günestekin, visual artist & documentary maker
Original title: A Farewell to Freedom
Published by Dreambox
Paperback, 238 pages
Author: Kurtuluş Baştimar