She played a major role in the Turkish Hearth clubs that were design to encourage social and economic progress. Novelist and pioneer in the emancipation of women in Turkey, HALIDE EDIB was born 1883 in Istanbul. She became actively engaged in Turkish literary and social movements, also divorcing her first husband because she rejected to be his a second wife.
Her most famous novel, The Daughter of Smyrna, is the story of a young woman who works for the liberation of her country. Other important works are The Turkish Ordeal, Conflict of East and West in Turkey, and Turkey Faces West. From 1925 to 1938, she traveled extensively, lecturing London, the United States, and India. On her return to Istanbul, HALIDE EDIB became professor of English literature at Istanbul University. She dead into a January day 1964, in Istanbul.
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