I Sit in the Light


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By Fatma Durmush

ISBN: 978-1-84747-170-3
Published: 2007
Pages: 318
Key Themes: ethnic minorities, short stories, schizophrenia, homelessness, strength, recovery


I Sit in the Light is a collection of short plays and stories written by a successful artist, playwright and former schizophrenic. They chart 20 years of life experience and are clearly influenced by the vast tome of emotions which Fatma has been through. Her years as a down and out and her years as a dishwasher have inspired her to write about some of the struggles of life.

About the Author

Fatma Durmush was born in 1959, after years spent suffering from schizophrenia she has finally achieved her ambition to be a renowned artist and now has an art degree. She will be going on to study an MA in art this year. As well as an artist and successful author, Fatma is also a playwright. She found a modest niche in America where two of her plays have been performed, one of which will soon be published in an anthology. In the UK She has been published by The Big Issue as well as books and pamphlets. Her artwork has featured in over sixty exhibitions at, amongst others, the Tate Modern and The National Gallery.

1 review for I Sit in the Light

  1. John Harley (verified owner)

    a book completely filled with some heart wrenching life experiences revolved around schizoprenia

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