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Nilgün Yerli




Vlaams Nederlands Huis de Buren Radio Netherlands The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature

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Nilgün Yerli
Feelings without frontiers

Nigün Yerli starts her Radiobook Feelings without frontiers by asking herself 'Does a fish know it is wet?' She decides probably not. In her book she describes how, after living in the Netherlands for 28 years, she returns to Turkey. Looking through her Dutch eyes, she is surprised at many things she encounters there. At the same time however the Turks are also taken aback by her. In the Netherlands she is regarded as a Turk and in Turkey she is suddenly very Dutch. Like the fish who is not aware of its wetness until it is taken out of the water, the main character in Feelings without frontiers also acquires new insights once she leaves her social environment.

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