WorldCat Identities

Sönmez, Burhan

Works: 8 works in 45 publications in 10 languages and 325 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Publishing director, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Burhan Sönmez
Istanbul, Istanbul by Burhan Sönmez( )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Istanbul is a city of a million cells, and every cell is an Istanbul unto itself." Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners-Demirtay the student, the doctor, Kamo the barber, and Uncle Küheylan-sit, awaiting their turn at the hands of their wardens. When they are not subject to unimaginable violence, the condemned tell one another stories about the city, shaded with love and humor, to pass the time. Quiet laughter is the prisoners' balm, delivered through parables and riddles. Gradually, the underground narrative turns into a narrative of the above-ground. Initially centered around people, the book comes to focus on the city itself. And we discover there is as much suffering and hope in the Istanbul above ground as there is in the cells underground
Sins and innocents by Burhan Sönmez( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young people from foreign lands meet in a shop in Cambridge: Brani Tawo, a Kurdish political refugee from Turkey, and Feruzeh, who had fled to the UK from revolutionary Iran. Slowly, their love begins to grow, fed by stories, a shared love of literature and a subtle recognition of their mutual displacement. Brani Tawo narrates vignettes from his family history, vivid tales that evoke old legends: shepherds struck by lightning, soldiers returning home with war trauma, blood feuds that destroy families, bears mauling villagers in search of stolen cubs and a photographer who carries news to t
Kuzey by Burhan Sönmez( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuzey by Burhan Sönmez( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Turkish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of Islam by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first appeared in 1882, this book was a pioneering work in every respect. It was the first coherent study of 'modern' Islam, explaining in a simple and functional manner its tenets and roots, the diversity of its cultural and political experience, and its dynamism and potential for good in the modern world. This was at a time when the Muslim world was perceived by most people in the west as inert and spent, caught in an irredeemable malaise of its own making. Blunt's attitude, shaped by several factors and sharpened by personal knowledge of important parts of the Muslim world and close association with many leading reformers in it, was unprecedented and startling at the time. This new edition includes an Introduction and numerous footnotes, updating statistics, explaining the background to historical events and religious and political figures, and filling in gaps
Oxford İslam sözlüğü( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strongmen : Trump, Modi, Erdoğan, Putin, Duterte( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kurtuluş teolojisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.37 for The future ... to 0.79 for Kuzey / ...)

Alternative Names
Burhan Sönmez écrivain turc

Burhan Sönmez escriptor turc

Burhan Sönmez escritor turco

Burhan Sönmez scriitor turc

Burhan Sönmez türkischer Schriftsteller

Burhan Sönmez Turkish writer

Burhan Sönmez Turks schrijver

Soenmez, Burhan

Бурхан Сёнмез турецкий писатель