Mehmed Uzun

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Mehmed Uzun


Born
in Urfa, Turkey
January 01, 1953

Died
October 11, 2007

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Mehmed Uzun (1953 – October 10, 2007) was a contemporary Zaza-Kurdish writer and novelist. He was born in Siverek, Şanlıurfa Province, Turkey.
Although the Kurdish language was outlawed in Turkey from 1920 to 1990, he started to write in his mother tongue. As a writer, he achieved a great deal towards shaping a modern Kurdish literary language and reviving the Kurdish tradition of storytelling. From 1977 to 2005 he lived in exile in Sweden as a political refugee. During his time in Scandinavia, he became a prolific writer, author of a dozen Kurdish language novels and essays, which have made him a founding member of modern Kurdish literature in Kurmanji dialect. In June 2005 he returned to Istanbul, Turkey. He was a member of the PEN club an
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“گذشته میراث است و در عین حال سرچشمه‌ی مسئولیت”
Mehmed Uzun

“Ve bu bay Kürt yok diyordu. Kürt yok!
Güneş yok dermiş gibi, ay yok, yıldız yok dermiş gibi... Bir halk nasıl inkar ediliyordu!”
Mehmed Uzun, Sen

“İnsan köklerini yabancı bir toprağa salamaz.”
Mehmed Uzun, Yaşlı Rind'in Ölümü

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