my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

My mother’s story

My mother’s story

Arriving on the island in 1978, still very much a young woman, my mother, of Irish-parentage, came to live in the mixed village of Potamia with my father, who had been living in London for 15 years with my auntie and grandmother, following the intercommunal strife of the early 1960s.…

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What’s in a name?*

What’s in a name?*

All parents know that naming a child can set in motion all kinds of precedents. A bad name or one that is not appropriate given the cultural surroundings within which a child grows up, can be catastrophic. And next come the easily-made assumptions that may be formed from someone’s name.…

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About

I’m writing for me, for Greek Cypriots, for Turkish Cypriots, for anyone questioning their own identity, for people to know that things can be different and for people to know that people are never as they seem. For people to question and find answers. The blog, My Cyprus, my Κύπρος,…

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