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Nicosia Beyond Barriers : Voices from a Divided City

Adil, Alev, Ali, Aydin Mehmet, Kemal, Bahriye, Petrides, Maria
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Saqi Books
Published: June 6, 2019
ISBN: 9780863566745
256 pages

£12.99

Cyprus’ capital Nicosia has been split by a militarised border for decades. In this collection, writers from all sides of the divide reimagine the past, present and future of their city. Here, Cypriot-Greeks coexist alongside Cypriot-Turks, the north with the south, town with countryside, dominant voices with the marginalised.

This is a city of endless possibilities – a place where an anthropologist from London and a talkative Marxist are hunted by a gunman in the Forbidden zone; where a romance between two aspiring Tango dancers falls victim to Nicosia’s time difference; and where an artist finds his workplace on a rooftop, where he paints a horizon disturbed only by birds. Together, these writers journey beyond the beaten track creating a complete picture of Nicosia, the world’s last divided capital city, that defies barriers of all kinds.

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