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Flight to America

Author(s): Güneli Gün

Journal: American Studies Journal
ISSN 1433-5239

Issue: 55;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: United States | America | history | memoir | literature | women | Turkey

Güneli Gün’s memoir piece truly combines the excitement of the young traveler with the humor of the mature narrator. Born in Izmir, Turkey, she breaks her engagement to a young but conservative Turkish architect and overcomes her father’s concerns to eventually study at Hollins College, Virginia. Addressing topics such as breaking out of a traditional society, being torn between the home country and the imagined new home, and finding comfort in the arts, “Flight to America” compellingly reflects Güneli Gün’s mastery as a storyteller.
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