The Baby in the Bag
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"The Baby in the Bag" is a compilation of four riveting first-hand accounts of refugees from modern-day Turkey. Their homelands rapidly turned into open-air prisons that persecuted them for crimes that they had not committed. They stood strong in the face of employment termination, harassment, persecution, incarceration, smuggling, and death in order to defy all odds and find freedom in faraway lands. Their narratives sound more like movies than lived experiences, yet they are the stories of thousands of innocent people. The title refers to the book's flagship story of the same name, an intense story of a mother's requirement to hide her newborn in a duffel bag in order to safely escape Turkey. Join our heroes on their journeys as they search desperately for some of life's most important treasures; family, freedom, liberty, and happiness.
Blue Dome Press, 9781682060278, 131pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2021
About the Author
Hafza Girdap is the Executive Director and Spokesperson of Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST). AST is a non-profit organization based in the United States committed to bring to public attention human rights violations in Turkey. A founding member of Set Them Free platform, which covers crimes against women particularly in Turkey, Girdap is also a volunteer for Amnesty International. Girdap is active on social media where she runs global book clubs and conducts live interviews on women and youth empowerment.