The Engraved Lighter

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Nibel Genc
Zeynep Genc


Dersim, Turkish, Massacre


“The Engraved Lighter” is a fictional story about Ezima’s (main character of the novel) great-grandfather who survived the 1938 Dersim massacre along with his son, whom he managed to rescue from the hands of the Turkish soldiers. While they were caught and waiting for their fate to unfold, another prisoner gave his engraved lighter to the great-grandfather just before the prisoner was shot.

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Genc, N. (2017). Misir Kocanlarini Kizartan Koku [The Smell That Turns the Corn Cobs Red]. Nota Bene Yayinlari.