The Memoir of a Political Prisoner Who Never Stopped Imagining a Better World

Virtually none of us will ever know what Ahmet Altan has gone through, and continues to live through. After the 2016 Turkish coup d’etat attempt, the writer was arrested along with his brother on such claims as “sending subliminal messages to coup supporters.” In 2018, they were sentenced to life in prison. On November 4th […] The post The Memoir of a Political Prisoner Who Never Stopped Imagining a Better World appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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