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Editorial: Kurdish Studies in seven volumes

Ibrahim Sirkeci

Abstract

In this issue, we bring you four fresh pieces of research. The first article by Kaveh Ghobadi reflects on the development of Kurdish prose fiction between 1961 and 2002. The second article by Michiel Leezenberg bridges fiction with nationhood and politics. Bajalan’s article focuses on the period between 1878 and 1913 in search of understanding the complexities of identity politics in the late Ottoman period. Bajalan examines the attitudes and views of Kurdish activists of the period on the retreat of Ottomans from the Balkan Peninsula. The final article is by one of the Journal’s founding editors, Joost Jongerden. Joost is the leading scholar for the history and analysis of the PKK. He does not only bring an intriquing analysis of the PKK’s evolution discussed around the concept of learning from defeat

Keywords

Kurdish; diaspora; identity; discrimination; Middle East; Turkey

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