A WOMAN OF LETTERS IN THE SYRIAN WAR: EBTISAM SHAKUSH, HER LIFE, WORKS AND ABOUT HER WORK "BAYN AL-HIYAM" AMONG THE TENTS
SURİYE SAVAŞINDA BİR KADIN EDEBİYATÇI: İBTİSÂM ŞÂKÛŞ, HAYATI, ESERLERİ VE “BEYNEL HIYÂM (ÇADIRLAR ARASINDA)” ADLI ESERİ ÜZERİNE

Author : Betül AKAYDIN
Number of pages : 490-529

Abstract

With Sykes-Picot which was a plan signed in 1916 to share lands between Britain and France, Syria was granted to France and it fell under the Franch mandate and gained its independence in 1943 but the French troops withdrew from Syria in 1946. In this study we will mention the political events from the withdrawal of France from Syria until today and Syrian literature that prospered under these political events. In fact, the literature of a country reflects the history of that country. Syrian literature took shape within the frame of political events experienced in Syria. By the outburst of the Syrian Civil War, the themes in novels, stories and poems changed. Ebtisam Shakush, the Syrian woman of letters who got prize of the best female author, five times in different areas, chose as themes in her works, firstly the Syrian people's taciturnity before the Syrian Civil War and afterwards the people's insurgency against the Assad regime by giving up quietness after the war began. In her work titled as Bayn al-Hiyam (Among the Tents), the author dealt with the experiences of Syrian citizens on their way to Turkey by fleeing their country after the war broke out. The work containing fourteen short stories was also translated into Turkish.

Keywords

Syrian History (1946- ), Syrian Civil War, Syrian literature, Ebtisam Shakush, Bayn al-Hiyam (Amo

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