Nektaria Petrou             
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Nektaria Petrou

Nektaria Petrou lives in Istanbul, where she works in public relations for a Rum Orthodox community foundation.  She has an MA in Modern Greek Studies, a postgraduate diploma in Byzantine Studies, and a BA in English Literature and Classics. She speaks Greek, English, Turkish, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Petrou's essays have been published in The Huffington Post, Al-Monitor, Daily Sabah, Mashallah News, and Panoply.

Her short fiction has been published in Ruminate and Sixfold. She has received honorable mentions in the Glimmertrain New Writer Contest (May/June 2017) and Ruminate's William Van Dyke Short Fiction contest. Other pieces are scheduled to be published soon in The Shanghai Literary Review and East of the Web.

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Short Stories

In "Black Lace," a Greek woman who does not love her husband makes an unwelcome discovery.
>> Read Black Lace in Sixfold

In "The Evil-Eye Expert," a Jewish grandmother, a Muslim doorman, and an Orthodox Christian priest join forces to save a little girl from the evil eye. >> Ruminate's Spring 2015 Issue

In "The Angel and the Spook," a nonagenarian Greek spy suffers and identity crisis.
>> Read in East of the Web

Creative Non-Fiction

The Bedouin Woman's Smile / Panoply

My Grandmother Found the Love of Her Life at 90 / Huffington Post

    Mi abuela encontró el amor de su vida a los noventa/ Huffington Post Mexico

Last Jewish Merchant on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue Faces Eviction / Al-Monitor

A Turkish Woman's Struggle to Rescue Her Macedonian History / Daily Sabah

The Half Hajj / Daily Sabah

Armenian Artisans of the Grand Bazaar / Mashallah News

Good Deeds / Daily Sabah

How Istanbul Ruined Me / Daily Sabah