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Laz Language and Literature
Lecture | November 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 254, Near Eastern Studies Lounge
Speaker/Performer: Nükhet Eren
Laz people have lived in the Black Sea region and south Caucasia for a thousand years. Laz Language is classified as a South Caucasian Language and reported as an endangered language by UNESCO. This lecture will present Nükhet Eren’s recent studies on Laz Language and Literature. Eren’s family originates from the Black Sea region, and she is the founder and executive board member of the Laz Institute in Turkey. She has three published books: Istanbul Sonatı – Music of Istanbul (novel), Saflık Örtüsü – The Veil of Pureness (short stories), and Mayıs Falı – Unborn May (poems). She writes a regular column on Ottoman literature for BirGün newspaper, exploring topics like women writers and minority literature. Nükhet Eren is a member of PEN.
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