Translated by: Frango Karaoğlanout of stock
Eftalia, aka Chika, is a Greek girl from Anatolia who migrates to Istanbul in the turn of the century. She has to overcome her family’s tragedy in the midst of social, economic and political transformations. She narrates the hardships she experienced, the dilemmas she faced using the distinctive idiom of the Black Sea Greeks. Her testimony sheds light on some of the most important historical events in the region and gives a unique description of Istanbul. Chika’s bold account has won the hearts and minds of the Turkish reading audience.