|A Must Read Expat Book|
Reading "Tales from the Expat Harem" will make you feel like you have experienced a little of life in Turkey. It is nearly three hundred pages of expat women telling their tales about life in a country that bridges east and west, that even within its own borders joins the modern and the traditional.
Let me ask you this. How would you react if the community you loved living in insisted you sacrificed a sheep because you found the perfect house to live in? Hard to imagine for many, but Pat Yale tells us how she reconciled a Turkish custom with her own personal beliefs.
Then there's Amanda Coffin who shares her story of dealing with unwanted advances by Turkish men in the East of the country; a similar tale here in Holland would most likely end in a restraining order, but calm and mindful, Amanda tackles the problem directly herself.
Family tensions, princess weddings, cross country road trips, archaeological digs, religion, belly dancing, food, parties and shopping: "Tales from the Expat Harem" has it all.
|Photo: Sinan Acar|
Abandoning stereotypes. Learning a language. Embracing a culture. Accepting a tradition. Adapting to new customs. These are the keys for foreign women in modern Turkey. These are the keys to being an expat just about anywhere.
This is expat lit that captures the imagination of readers, that educates, shares and enlightens. If you really want to know what expat life is about, read "Tales from the Expat Harem".
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