(Germany, 1974) is a Turkish writer and journalist. In invitation of the newspaper AD/Haagsche Courant and Kosmopolis Den Haag she lives as a guest writer in The Hague to write articles on the Turkish migrants in the city. She was born in Leverkusen and moved to Turkey when she was five. Tohumcu schrijft literary reviews for Turkish newspapers and makes a culture programme on Turkish state television. She published a collection of short stories (Abis, 2003) and the novella Yok Bana Sensiz Hayat (No Life without You). The latter will be published soon in English translation.(WIN 2008)
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The Turkish writer and journalist Asli Tohumcu now lives in The Hague as a guestwriter for Kosmopolis Den Haag and AD/Haagsche Courant. She writes articles for the newspaper on Turkish migrants in The Hague. The articles are moving, often about a Turkey that no longer exists. Sadik Yemni has lived in Amsterdam for years, and as a writer he is more famous in Turkey than in The Netherlands. Tuncay Çinibulak is a writer and a poet, and since 2005 he is editor-in-chief of the Dutch/Turkish business- and culturemagazine TULPIA. The three writers read from their work and talk about being Turkish in the Netherlands, and about developments in Turkish literature in Turkey and the Netherlans. Hosted by Margot Dijkgraaf. In English.
This programme is a substitute for an earlier announced programme with the Turkish poet Bejan Matur, who cancelled her participation at short notice.