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About 'Kangaroos'

Another Turkish family embraces trade and religion. They turn the family into a fortress to keep


The dawn of my love

With the tongue of the will

You're my left side,my other half




I got up

On my hind legs

I got up towards you


The greatest danger is to repeat ourselves. We repeat ourselves without knowing. A quick lo

İnterview de Muzaffer Oruçoglu par TevfikIn Tas

Vous êtes né dans une zone géographique pleine de légendes, où


Muzaffer Oruçoğlu was born in the village of Büyük Zavot in Göle, in the province of Kars, on the 18th of March, 1974. As there was no elementary school in his village, the first three years of his schooling took place in the neighboring village of Küçük Zavot, the fourth in his own village and the final year in the town center of Kars. After he graduated from Kars Middle School, he was enrolled in the Rize Teacher’s Training School. Two years later, he went to the Teacher’s Training High School in Çapa, Istanbul, and after a year studying there, he was enrolled in the Mathematics and Astronomy department of the Science Faculty of the University of Istanbul.  He was expelled in 1967, along with 9 of his schoolmates, including Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, because he had participated in publishing a brochure against the American 6th Fleet. He participated in student movement of ’68, and in 1969 he was arrested and incarcerated in Silivri Prison for participating in the peasant’s protest in the village of Değirmen. In 1972, he was among the founders of the Communist Party of Turkey (Marxist-Leninist). He was captured in 1973, in Istanbul, and sentenced to prison for life. He spent his years in captivity writing poetry and novels. After 13 years of imprisonment, he was taken out of prison for compulsory military duty. 40 days after his recruitment, in May, 1986, he deserted and fled to Greece, then sought asylum in France. He resumed writing novels and took up painting. His articles were published in various political and literary publications. He got married in 1988 and moved to Australia. While there, he studied at the painting and sculpting school (Greensborough TAFE COLLEGE-NMIT) for two years and graduated. He then studied painting and sculpting at PUBLIC ART faculty of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) for three years. His paintings have been exhibited in 6 countries in up to 70 exhibitions. He has written a total of 32 books, of which 14 are novels, 7 are poetry books and 3 are story books. His novel Grizu, comprised of 4 volumes, received the Abdullah Baştürk worker’s literature award in 2011. He currently resides in Australia.



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