WRITING | ECRITURE

I write stories, essays, and articles on arts, culture, translation for various online and offline media such as uppercase magazine, Altyazı Film Magazine, Chronic, In Other Words, Tiers Livre revue, Free Word Centre's blog, English PEN Atlas and more. I also experiment with my personal writing, especially in French, exploring links between space and history, sometimes mixing media using collage, drawing, video and photography.

J'écris des récits, des essais et des articles sur les arts, la culture, la traduction pour divers médias tels que uppercase magazine, le mensuel cinéma turc Altyazi, le mensuel littéraire sud africain Chronic, la revue Tiers Livre, le blog du Free Word Centre, English PEN Atlas... J'explore
les liens entre l'espace et l'histoire, et j'utilise parfois une variété d'outils, comme le collage, le dessin, la vidéo et la photographie afin d'expérimenter différentes narrations. 

Residencies

  • 17 April to 17 May 2015, Writer's residency at Culture@Work in Copenhagen, Denmark 
  • 1 to 9 March 2015, Cultural Journalist residency at WAAW in Saint-Louis, Senegal.
  • March to June 2013, Translator in residence Free Word Centre in London, UK.

Bibliography

Stories

  • Les rémiges blessées, revue Tiers-Livres, 6 March 2016. Web.
  • Mokum, Nerval, 28 April 2014 (Now Tiers-Livres, la revue). Web.
  • Il y avait quelqu’un, il y avait personne, short fiction. Publie.Net (collection Ouvrez!), September 2012, eBook.
  • Muted, a short graphic story (script) illustrated by Agata Wawrinyuk. ECF Narratives and Comixiade,  June 2012. Web and Print.
  • Zelzele, a 2min film made with a mobile phone for the “Clap ou pas Cap” competition, presented at the Festival International du Film Francophone in Namur, Belgium, 1-8 October 2010. Web.
  • « Le petit parachutiste », short story in French, published in Lutin au Québec. Les meilleurs textes du concours 2008, Maison de la Francité, 2008.

Essays

  • "Write, Write, Otherwise we are Lost". English PEN Atlas, 15 September 2016. Web.
  • "Dirty Language - Language, Sexism and Misogyny in Turkey". The Time is Now, 18 May 2016. Web.
  • "When Migration Shapes Translation". In the Borderlines series of The Norwich Radical, December 2015. Web.
  • “Translation as Resistance”. In In Other Words, The Journal for Literary Translators, Issue 42. Norwich, University of East Anglia, November 2013. 
  • “A Journey Off the Page”. In In Other Words, The Journal for Literary Translators, Issue 41. Norwich, University of East Anglia, Summer 2013. 
  • With Erinç Salor: “Translating Comics: It’s not just in the Bubble”. Norwich Papers: New Perspectives on Translation. Vol.21. University of East Anglia, 2013.

Articles & interviews

  • "Seyircisiyle büyüyen festival (Sarajevo Film Festival)", with Jasmina Gavrankapetanovic-Redzic, Altyazı Film magazine, September 2016. Print (in Turkish). 
  • Lettres de Turquie #1 : Entretien avec Janan Marasligil", Karoo, 6 septembre 2016. Web
  • "Building Hope with Bonds - On ‘Bağlar’: A documentary film by Berke Baş and Melis Birder", Medium, 20 August 2016. Web.
  • "History and Geography - On the poetry of Armenian-Turkish writer Karin Karakaşlı", Medium, 5 June 2016. Web.
  • "Spex Pistols: building a community in the heart of Dundee", Medium, 30 May 2016 . Web.
  • "Becoming a Manifesto", Medium 16 May 2016. Web.
  • "True Sorry: On Literary Translation and Freedom of Expression", Free Word Centre, 6 May 2016. Web.
  • "Tears in the Rain - Sailing with Refugees in the heart of Amsterdam", Medium, 1 May 2016. Web.
  • "Secret Love: Sexual Diversity in China", Medium, 21 February 2016, Web.
  • "Watching Birds in a Suffocating City", Medium, 20 February 2016, Web.
  • "Une courte histoire de la BD turque", Karoo, 26 January 2016, Web.
  • “Paris has Calligraphy at its Heart”, Uppercase Magazine, issue 23, Autumn 2014. Print.
  • “Films Hearts & Languages. Or: What a translator feels at the Sarajevo International Film Festival”, Free Word Centre, September 2014. Web.
  • “How a poilu came into my life… in a spectacular way”, Line of Fire blog (Phoenix Yard Books), 3 April 2014. Web.
  • “Interview with Nawel Louerrad”, Chimurenga Magazine, 2014. Print.
  • “Kahire’nin süper kahramanları”, Bir Gün gazetesi, 25 August 2013. Web and Print.
  • “Turkey, Tear Gas, Translation: Some Reflections”, Free Word Online, 1 July 2013, Web.
  • “Writer’s Room: Meltem Halaceli”, Free Word Online, 12 June 2013, Web.
  • “Protests in Turkey: The Language of Protest”, Free Word Online, 7 June 2013, Web.
  • “Protests in Turkey: A Comic Response”, Free Word Online, 6 June 2013, Web.
  • “Protests in Turkey: Translating Revolution”, Free Word Online, 5 June 2013, Web.
  • “Protests in Turkey: An Overview”, Free Word Online, 3 June 2013, Web.
  • “Writer’s Room: Ece Temelkuran”, Free Word Online, 20 May 2013, Web.
  • “Writer’s Room: Perihan Mağden”, Free Word Online, 9 April 2013, Web.
  • “The Urge to Share Stories.” Free Word Online, 23 October 2012. Web.
  • “Astérix en Turquie.” Astérix en Hispanie (numéro 5), Éditions Atlas, 2014 Print.
  • “Cezayir Çizgi Roman festivali 5. Yil dönümünü kutluyor.” ÇROP, 17 October 2012. Web.
  • “5 ans de FIBDA pour les 50 ans de l’indépendance algérienne.” Actua BD, 16 October 2012. Web.
  • “Faire voyager les histoires.” BENDIR, Alger, Autumn 2012. Print.
  • “Recommended Reads: 5 Alternate Perspectives on Turkey.” Free Word Online, 30 August 2012. Web.
  • “Radical culture: playing the future to guide the present.” Guardian Culture Professionals Network. 27 March 2012. Web
  • “Une ville (13 boucles) d’Emmanuel Delabranche”, Rendez-vous de lecture numérique, Oeuvres Ouvertes, Mars 2012. Web.
  • “Les todolistes #180 de Christine Jeanney”, Rendez-vous de lecture numérique, Oeuvres Ouvertes, Février 2012. Web.
  • “Cezayir’de Çizgi Roman.” Kültürel Güncel. 20 Ekim 2011. Web.
  • Reportage en quatre parties sur le Festival International de la bande dessinée d’Alger : “L’âme d’un festival BD est en train de naître à Alger” “Renaissance de la BD algérienne” “FIBDA, un aperçu de la création BD en Algérie” “Des bulles si rondes dans la BD algérienne” Actualitté, October 2011. Web.
  • Dispatch in three parts from International Comics Festival in Algiers, October 2011: “A Dispatch from FIDBA, the International Comics Festival of Algeria” “A Closer Look at FIBDA: the Renaissance of Algerian Comics” “Illustrating Conflict: Perspectives from FIBDA” Words Withouts Borders, October-November 2011. Web.
  • “Poems and Languages on the Move”, Our sweet old etcetera (Scottish Poetry Library blog), 29 September 2011. Web.
  • Dispatch from the Our Shared Europe Literature Seminar, Berlin, November 2010. British Council Germany, November 2010. Web (decommissioned website).
  • Dispatch from Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2010. Edinburgh Bookcase Blog, August-September 2010. Web (decommissioned website).
  • Dispatch from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2009. Edinburgh Showcase blog, August-September 2009. Web (decommissioned website).
  • “A Poetic Celebration of Diversity: Interview with poet Levi Tafari”, Crossing Over magazine, 2008. Print and Web.
  • BOZAR MAGAZINE (Centre for Fine Arts | Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels). Print.
    • Akram Khan et Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui dansent leur identité. Eté 2006 (pp. 42-43)
    • Alarmel Valli : « Danser, toucher, émouvoir ». Octobre 2006 (pp.12-13)
    • Maya Krishna Rao piétine les clichés. Novembre 2006 (p.42).
    • Les étoiles de Bollywood filent sur Bruxelles. Décembre 2006 (pp.8-9)
    • Padmini Chettur franchit le pas. Décembre 2006 (pp.12-13)
    • Aux tablas, Zakir Hussein a autant de bras que Shiva. Janvier 2007 (p.40)
    • Monnier – Angot : deux raisons de vivre. Mars 2007 (pp.38-39)
    • Goran Bregovic, Robin des Bois des Balkans. Avril 2007 (pp.6-7)
    • Balkan Trafik : LE festival d’Europe centrale. Avril 2007 (p.8)
    • Tapis rouge pour Nelson Mandela. Avril 2007 (p.36)
    • L’âme du Fado est africaine. Novembre 2007 (p.29)
    • La lusophonie, ça se déguste. Novembre 2007 (p.30)
    • Moussem : l’autre n’est plus l’étranger. Novembre 2007 (p.40)
    • L’Islande, c’est« geysérique » ! Février 2008 (pp.38-39)
    • Fascinante plongée dans l’inconnu. March 2008 (pp. 6-7)
    • L’Islande a le goût du mauvais goût. Avril 2008 (pp.40-41)
    • Candan Erçetin, la Diva aux multiples accents. Février 2009 (p.18)

Report writing

  • “The reception of literature in translation. The case of France, Germany and the United Kingdom.” Literature Across Frontiers (LAF). (Contributor).
  • “Afternoon Tea around British Comics. Comics professionals from Belgium and the UK meet. With Paul Gravett, Woordrow Phoenix and Karrie Fransman”, May 2011. Web.
  • “Comics in the UK: a report of the visit of Belgian, Algerian and Finnish delegates to London from 12 to 16 December 2010”, British Council Benelux, December 2010. Web.
  • “Public funding cuts: an opportunity to generate new ways of supporting culture?”, British Council Benelux, March 2011. Web.
  • “Engaging with audiences: Cultural Professionals from Belgium and the UK share ideas and good practice”, British Council Benelux, October 2010. Web.

Award

“Le petit parachutiste”, short story awarded the 4th prize by the Maison de la Francité for the competition“Lutin au Québec: une aventure du 21e siècle en Amérique du Nord”, 2008.