I Will Never See The World Again: The Memoir Of An Imprisoned Writer

byAhmet AltanTranslated byYasemin Congar

October 1, 2019|
I Will Never See The World Again: The Memoir Of An Imprisoned Writer by Ahmet Altan
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Best Book of the Year – Bloomberg News

A resilient Turkish writer’s inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.

 
The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decided, just as he was unaware of his. I suffer the pathetic torment of profound helplessness, just as he did.

Like a cursed oracle, I foresaw my future years ago not knowing that it was my own.
 
Confined in a cell four meters long, imprisoned on absurd, Kafkaesque charges, novelist Ahmet Altan is one of many writers persecuted by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s oppressive regime. In this extraordinary memoir, written from his prison cell, Altan reflects upon his sentence, on a life whittled down to a courtyard covered by bars, and on the hope and solace a writer’s mind can provide, even in the darkest places.
Ahmet Altan, born in 1950, is one of Turkey’s most important writers. In the purge following the failed coup of July 2016, Altan was sent to prison pending trial for giving “subliminal messages” in support of the coup. In February 2018 he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for attempting to overthrow the g...
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Title:I Will Never See The World Again: The Memoir Of An Imprisoned Writer
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.6 in
Published:October 1, 2019
Publisher:Other Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590519929

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