The German weekly Die Zeit calls Mein Name ist Revolution one of the best novels of 2011, praising Ayata as a writer who can “like few others” describe “the unhappy joys of love,” especially when they are combined with depictions of the “politically precarious situation of the Kurds” born in Germany to migrant parents.
On Ayata's album Songs of Gastarbeiter [Songs of Guest Workers], Berlin's Tagespiegel writes: “The musical mix on this surprising, wild and terrific album is as hot as the mix of content: homesickness, longing, family dramas, anger at cold Almanya [Germany]” . . . but often conveyed with “wit and humor.”
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Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!