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STOP HURTING MY FLESH

Novel, Arkadaş Publications,

Originally banned in Turkey, this novel was awarded the ‘Freedom of Statement and Ideas Award’ by the Turkish Publishers Association in 2004 for its provocative and deeply moving portrayal of the degree of abuse and incest that Turkish women endure. As Arikan states, ‘It’s our fears that raise us, not our parents’. Heart-rending throughout, the book is ultimately uplifting in its depiction of women’s potential for change and self-determination through developing self-awareness.