Orhan Kemal


Born
in Adana, Turkey
September 15, 1914

Died
June 02, 1970

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Orhan Kemal, (Mehmet Raşit Öğütçü) writer of short stories and novels was born in Adana in 1914 and died in Sofia in 1970. His father, Abdülkadir Kemali, was an MP from Kastamonu during the first term parliament of the Turkish Republic. Abdülkadir Kemali, a lawyer by profession, established The Ahali Party which was dissolved causing its founder to have to flee to Syria. In order to accompany his father, Orhan Kemal had to miss his final year of secondary school. Orhan Kemal stayed in Syria for a year, returning to Adana in 1932. He worked as a laborer, weaver and clerk in cotton gin mills. During his military service he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for his political opinions. Bursa prison became a turning point in his life and art ...more

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“Bence asıl ölmek, istenilmeyen bir dünyada yaşamaktır. Her yirmi dört saatte yirmi dört kere ölerek.”
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“Herkes sakiz cigner ama cingene kizi tadini cikarir”
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“72. Koğuş bütün cezaevlerinde olduğu gibi cezaevinin en yoksul,yoksul olduğu için de en pis koğuşuydu.Buranın insanları ayağa kalkmış bir solucandır.”
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