Fatma Aliye Topuz

Essayist, Author

1862 – 1936

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Who was Fatma Aliye Topuz?

Fatma Aliye Topuz, aka simply Fatma Aliye or Fatma Aliye Hanım, was a Turkish novelist, columnist, essayist, women's rights activist and humanitarian. Although there is an earlier published novel by the Turkish female author Zafer Hanım in 1877, since that one remained her only novel, Fatma Aliye Hanım with her five novels is credited by literary circles as the first female novelist in Turkish literature and the Islamic world.

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Born
Oct 9, 1862
Istanbul
Also known as
  • Fatma Aliye
  • Fatma Aliye Hanım
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  • Turkey
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Died
Jul 13, 1936
Istanbul

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on July 23, 2013

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