Mother Derdo and the Walnut Tree

by Serdar Onal , Turkey, Armenia

An Armenian woman from Bitlis, Mother Derdo, has emigrated to Istanbul following the death of her husband to build a new life to herself. Each year, she travels to her home village where she stays for a while, harvests walnuts, and returns to Istanbul. The walnut tree is like a reflection of Mother Derdo-standing tall, keeping a memory.

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