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I Will Never See the World Again

(2019)
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Best Book of the Year – Bloomberg News

A resilient Turkish writer’s inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.

 
The destiny I put down in my novel has become mine. I am now under arrest like the hero I created years ago. I await the decision that will determine my future, just as he awaited his. I am unaware of my destiny, which has perhaps already been decided, just as he was unaware of his. I suffer the pathetic torment of profound helplessness, just as he did.

Like a cursed oracle, I foresaw my future years ago not knowing that it was my own.
 
Confined in a cell four meters long, imprisoned on absurd, Kafkaesque charges, novelist Ahmet Altan is one of many writers persecuted by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s oppressive regime. In this extraordinary memoir, written from his prison cell, Altan reflects upon his sentence, on a life whittled down to a courtyard covered by bars, and on the hope and solace a writer’s mind can provide, even in the darkest places.



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"Read this-it will explain why you ever read anything, why anyone ever writes." - A L Kennedy


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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-59051-992-2 / 978-1-59051-992-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-78378-515-2 / 978-1-78378-515-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer
Author(s): Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer
Author(s): Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar - translator
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: I Will Never See the World Again
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU