"Halide Edip"; The face of a rebellious woman

“Halide Edip”, a famous Turkish novelist and political activist, was born in 1884 in Istanbul in a wealthy and cultured family. His father was the court secretary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The father, who was expecting a boy, had planned the name (Halide) for him, but after his birth, he named him (Halide). Halide lost her mother at a young age and spent most of her childhood in her grandparents’ house, which later inspired one of her acclaimed works: The Acacia House: Memories of Turkey Old and New.

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