Quickfire Dialogue with Berken Bereh

If you write a letter to God, what would you say?

Where is the spring I’ve been waiting for

Where is the deer that you praised to us

Who is the person that you love most? 

Ehmedê Xanî

What would you not want to happen if you built a world for yourself?

Inequality, war and conflict

What is your favourite book?

The Brothers Karamazov- Dostoyevsky

When you are dead, who would you most like to visit your grave? (It does not matter if s/he is dead or alive)

My wife passed away. After her, I’m incomplete and dizzy

What worries you the most?

The lack of unity between the Kurds 

If you scratch one name to Diyarbakir’s walls, whose name would it be?

Şêx Seîd

Which period do you want to live in?

I  preferred to live with Kurdish intellectuals at 20. century in Istanbul  

If you were born one more time, what would you do again? 

 I would love words and I filled my time with poetry

What would you most like to do before you die?

Travel to all parts of Kurdistan (all villages and valleys)

What do you most dream about?

A Kurdistan that is united and ruled by Kurds

What is the pain in your heart in this life?

We were not like anyone else 

If you wanted to change something about yourself, what would it be?

My humility and modesty 

What is your biggest achievement?

My poems 

The questions that have been identified are taken from *Inan Eroglu and **Marcel Proust.

Translated by Betül Demir


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