Turkish children’s literature takes off, travels East with Turtle Battuta

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Batuta

 

Named after İbn Battuta from Morocco, a famed traveler who went on a 28-year adventure around the world, the ‘Turtle Battuta’ is the creation of Zeynep Sevde Paksu and opens a new horizon for children in colorfully designed travel books

Zeynep Sevde Paksu, the editorial director of Taze Kitap Publishing, which publishes various books on children’s literature, said children’s literature in Turkey can only flourish by content production and investing in the education of qualified people.

Paksu, who began children’s literature publishing professionally in 2007 with a children’s magazine, spoke to an Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondent and said she makes observations at international book fairs noticing that unfortunately Turkey does not show an adequate amount of content production in children’s literature.

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Author: Zafar Anjum

I am a writer based in Singapore.

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