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The Memoirs of a Canadian Bride in Turkey

In 1961 Hughette Bouffard, a native of small town Canada, became the gelin or bride of her long - time pen pal and friend Mehmet Eyuboğlu, son of two of Turkey's most illustrious artists. Bedri Rahmi and Eren Eyuboğlu. It is in the midst of the Eyuboğlu family's circle of artist, writer, and poet friends that Hughette first comes to know Turkey.

She shares with us those first glimpses into the foreign culture that she would later call her own and spares us neither the pains nor the pleasures of her acculturation process as she comes to create a niche for herself in her new environment, learning the fineties of intercultural negotiation step by step. Her views on the tumultuous decades of violent clashes between the left and the right as well as the military juntas that took place in Turkey are woven in with her experiences as a medical professional in Turkey, as an ex-patriot struggling for the rights of foreign spouses in Turkey, and as a mother and grandmother.

Full of scenes painful, joyful, downright comical, absurd and enlightening, this is the story of Hughette Bouffard Eyuboğlu's cultural transformaiton...


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 By rosebilgin  22.12.2008

Hi, I love ”Mymerhaba” Thans a lot, Rose

 By Lyn Waters  4.8.2006

I really appreciate your excellent article on the Pomagranate. I have a tree outside my window and look forward to the bright red blossoms in spring. These blossoms and their development into the fruit can be observed more easily than any other fruit, I think. As a child in the midwestern U.S., I was fascinated by pomagranates after reading the myth of Persephone in Hades and begged my mother to buy one. They were very hard to find then and very expensive, but she bought one and I took it to school. Thank you for the article.

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