Dinosaur cafeAyşe Kuzu was born in Turkey, and came to Exeter as a refugee in 2000. She runs the popular Dinosaur café with her husband Abdullah.

She was interviewed by Richard Bradbury & Anita Nathwani on 8th March 2013 at the Dinosaur. There are five extracts here – listen to an extract by clicking on the play button. Read the full transcript here.

Ayşe and Abdullah also contributed to the 2004 Book “The Road to EX4”


Extract 1

Arriving in England with a two-year old daughter, language confusion.

Extract 2

Memories & feelings about Turkey. Making friends in Exeter.

Extract 3

Ayşe talks about her daughter growing up with two cultures.

Extract 4

Her family’s reaction when she moved to England and her feelings.

Extract 5

Richard asks what she does on her day off, and about her experience of Devon outside Exeter.