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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Turkey
(1,128 words)

During the Ottoman Empire's rapid Westernization campaign in the nineteenth century, Muslim women were able to access the public sphere as writers, becoming leading names in Ottoman and Turkish literature. In the late nineteenth century, women's access to public life as professionals and writers became a battlefield between progressive and more conservative intellectual men. Progressive male writers endorsed women's literary activities. For instance, in his biography of Fatma Aliye, the most pro…

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Adak, Hülya, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0289h>
First published online: 2009

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