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Google made a doodle today (April 19) on the occasion of late feminist writer Duygu Asena’s birthday.
Having a significant place in the feminist literature with her book titled “Woman Has No Name” (Kadının Adı Yok), Asena passed away on July 30, 2006.
PEN Turkey Writers’ Association has been annually giving the Duygu Asena Women’s Rights Awards since 2007. This year’s award went to the Saturday Mothers.
Journalist and writer.
She studied at the Kadıköy Private Girls High School and graduated from the İstanbul University Department of Pedagogics. Her first newspaper article was published on daily Hürriyet in 1972. Between 1992 and 1997, she prepared and hosted the program “Ondan Sonra” (After That) on state-run TRT-2.
She managed the magazines Kadınca, Onyedi, Ev Kadını, Bella, Kim, Negatif. She also worked as a columnist for daily newspapers Milliyet, Cumhuriyet, Vatan.
Her novel “Kadının Adı Yok” (Woman Has No Name) reached a broad mass of people. The book was banned because of “obscenity” in 1988.
She also wrote the following books: Aslında Aşk da Yok (1989); Kahramanlar Hep Erkek (1992); Değişen Bir Şey Yok (1994); Aynada Aşk Vardı (1997); Aslında Özgürsün (2001); Aşk Gidiyorum Demez (2003); Paramparça (2004).
Duygu Asena died on July 30, 2006.