Rebecca Bryant

the Spoils of History

The plunder of others' property is not only a part of Cyprus' past but has
shaped the landscape of the present. This paper describes "topographies of
violation," or the ways in which Turkish Cypriots rebuilt their lives after
1974 out of the ruins of the past, moving into Greek Cypriot property and
creating a new society that was entirely Turkish. The violation of the
other, however, remains visible in the homes that they occupy, the furniture
that they use, and in vandalized churches and cemeteries. This paper
describes the ways in which the encounter with the traces of violation
brought back fragments of a still incomplete past.

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