Ever since Syrians fleeing the war started to appear in the streets near my Istanbul home I began trying to help them. First I gave clothes and food, and then I started posting details about the different organisations helping Syrians in Istanbul and throughout Turkey.
Now I want to do something more. Buy a copy of any of my three books about Istanbul and Turkey, or Kim Hewett’s “Out With the Boys: the Sharpie Days” directly through Amazon and Createspace in April 2017, and we will donate AUD$1 of the purchase price of each copy sold (both paperback and ebook versions) to Small Projects Istanbul*.
Buy one book or buy them all! If you’re not sure which one to choose, you can read excerpts from my books on the links below. Once you’ve made up your mind, you can click through to Amazon on each page (or by clicking on the photos on the right hand side of my website).
Click here for an excerpt from Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries
Click here for review of Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul
The idea to donate from sales came from my husband Kim Hewett, a gifted author if I do say so myself! If you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in inner city Sydney in the 1960s, then you’ll love his book Out With the Boys: the Sharpie Days. As with my books, AUD $1 of the purchase price of Kim’s book sold through Amazon and Createspace in April 2017 will also be donated to Small Projects Istanbul.
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Thanks very much for your support and help. Happy reading!
*A non-government organisation, Small Projects Istanbul believe it is imperative for refugees to continue with their education and to develop skills which will be of use when they are finally able to return to Syria. To date SPI have helped refugee women create an income by teaming them up with local businesses, sponsored children to go back to school and opened a venue called The Olive Tree. It provides a safe place for families to relax and have fun together, a Turkish homework club, as well as Turkish, Arabic, German and English language classes. The SPI vision means Syrians are now developing their own programs and working towards financial independence using the facilities and resources SPI are able to provide.