➫ Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Read ➳ Author Ozge Samanci – Submitsites.info

➫ Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Read ➳ Author Ozge Samanci – Submitsites.info Growing Up On The Aegean Coast, Ozge Loved The Sea And Imagined A Life Of Adventure While Her Parents And Society Demanded Predictability Her Dad Expected Ozge, Like Her Sister, To Become An Engineer She Tried To Hear Her Own Voice Over His And The Religious And Militaristic Tensions Of Turkey And The Conflicts Between Secularism And Fundamentalism Could She Be A Scuba Diver Like Jacques Cousteau A Stage Actress Would It Be Possible To Please Everyone Including Herself In Her Unpredictable And Funny Graphic Memoir, Ozge Recounts Her Story Using Inventive Collages, Weaving Together Images Of The Sea, Politics, Science, And Friendship


10 thoughts on “Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

  1. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I m sure we ve all read books about people who deny themselves happiness because of their parents expectations Or maybe because they think that what their parents want for them will make them happy i


  2. Russell Taylor Russell Taylor says:

    Dare to Disappoint Growing up in Turkey felt like it should have been a longer tale zge Samanci s early years are richly detailed as the protagonist ages, though, the granularity of the narrative stretches ou


  3. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    A graphic memoir about growing up in Turkey by now Chicagoan artist Samanci I knew very little about Turkey so was interested Also, it begs comparisons with Persepolis, as we get history of Turkey and the extent to wh


  4. Raina Raina says:

    How much do outsiders know about the country of Turkey Here, a professor from Northwestern University tells what it was like to grow up in Turkey She follows her early life, starting in 1981 before she started school , and end


  5. Barb Middleton Barb Middleton says:

    This graphic novel is well done, but I ll have to send it up to the middle school library as it is too young adult for elementary students Ozge Samanci s minimalist illustrations and dry sense of humor make this an excellent look into


  6. Dogukan Dogukan says:

    Here is the thing Masterly drawn, and beautifully written, the book leaves you with a sense of incompleteness and a delusion that it should have been longer, braver and fuller, a much intended delusion aimed at and kept as a secret from you thr


  7. Blue Blue says:

    Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci is perhaps the quintessential tale of growing up in the 80s and 90s in Turkey in a middle class family There is so much here that resonates with the experiences of many Turks who grew up in Izmir and Istanbul, went to


  8. katyjanereads katyjanereads says:

    1 LOVED THIS BOOK 2 The name is everything Dare to disappoint YES Do what is best for you and follow what you want from this short and wild life Don t let the naysayers stop you 3 She went to the grocery store by herself when she was 6 years old 4 When Ozge just


  9. Evin Ashley Evin Ashley says:

    This book wassentimentally rated as a 5 the colorful innocence in Ozge s imagery, as well as the acute awareness of self in the context of family and society, were marvelously poignant and led me to realizeabout my own self Ozge adroitly illustrated the shifting sands of


  10. Zizeloni Zizeloni says:

    A great book about growing up in Turkey in the 80s, the kind of nationalistic school education, the division between religious and non religious people and the trouble of what to do in your life, with a society that only accepts engineers Apart from the religious stuff, it all fe


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