In the seminar held at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Near East University, the current situation of children’s literature was discussed

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In the seminar held at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Near East University, the current situation of children’s literature was discussed

The current situation of children’s literature was discussed in a seminar held by the Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In the seminar held with the participation of Turkish Cypriot Author Havva Tekin, the place of the author’s novel “Yeşil Adanın Çocukları – The Children of the Green Island” in the field of literature was also discussed.

Turkish-Cypriot writer Havva Tekin, who tells the events in her novel “The Children of the Green Island” that took place in Cyprus during the years of national struggle through the eyes of a Turkish and a Greek child, describes the effects of the war on children in particular and their desire for peace in an emotional atmosphere.

Havva Tekin: “It is not enough for a good children’s literature to be educational and instructive. At the same time, it should have literary value and should be written with aesthetic pleasure and thought.”
Writer-poet Havva Tekin, “A work written for a child is expected to contribute directly to the child’s development in various ways. It is not enough for a good children’s literature to be educational and instructive and to contain moral value judgments. Such works should also have literary value and should be written with aesthetic pleasure and thought.

The seminar was moderated by Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır continued with the questions of the students of Turkish Language Teaching and Turkish Language and Literature Department. After the program, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Near East University Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul presented a plaque of appreciation to writer-poet Havva Tekin.