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Anastasia M Ashman's Reviews

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Oct.24.2012
Published by Expat Info Desk
"a perfect read, engaging and well-thought out":  ExpatInfoDesk.com's book review of my anthology Tales from the Expat Harem "If you’re considering a move abroad...
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Dec.22.2002
Published by The New York Times
"Anyone who has ever been exasperated by an out-of-towner who lacked the chops for New York life will empathize with Anastasia Ashman's story about a sofa-surfing friend from...
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Published by Journal of Middle East Womens' Studies
"A supremely feminine book. It can be dipped into at any point, but there is a rhythm and progression to the presentation of these episodes, so that reading them in sequence...
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Published by Perceptive Travel Online Magazine
Tales from the Expat Harem is a lovingly produced book that probably gives a more rounded, fully fleshed-out view of Turkey than any book has managed before. It achieves this...
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Apr.01.2006
Published by Globe and Mail, Canada
In this collection of essays, 29 foreign women share their tales of conflict and discovery in Turkey. Spanning four decades and most of the country's regions, pieces take readers...
Apr.01.2006
Published by Cornucopia Magazine
Turkey has been a republic for more than eighty years now, and Turkish women have had the vote since the 1930s, but reality has so far failed to dent Western fantasies about...
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Jan.31.2007
Published by Daily Telegraph, UK
'Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey' Ed. Anastasia M Ashman and Jennifer Eaton GökmenSeal Women's Travel293 pages, paperback, £8.99 This is not just...
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Published by National Geographic Traveler Online
Tales from the Expat Harem, edited by Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen (Seal Press, 2006)Follow the journeys of 29 women as they discover Turkey and its people in this...
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Dec.13.2006
Published by International Herald Tribune
"Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey" This compilation of real-life stories, edited by Istanbul residents Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton, who...