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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Radical Niyazi Bey
by Muzaffer Izgu
Age Range: 12+
This is a collection of five eloquent stories in parallel Turkish-English text for older adolescents. Radical Niyazi Bey, introduces various aspects of Turkish life – family, social and political – that illustrate the different traditions and customs with a deft and perceptive humour – even giving a lesson on how to cross the road in Turkey without getting run over! – that will appeal to readers of both languages.
Muzaffer Izgu is one of Turkey's most popular and prolific writers, having written more than 90 books, plays, and screenplays.
(Outside In: Children’s Books in Translation, Milet Publishing, 2005)