Folklore is an integral part of society and literature from past to present. In recent years, the importance given to folklore, which has been recognized by our contemporary writers in society and has started to gain more place in contemporary works, has increased. In this study, it is tried to determine folklore motifs in the biography novel of one of the recent writers Özgür Bacaksız's childhood and youth periods called dönem The Country of Unhappy Children ”. In this study, which was conducted on the work of the author in terms of folklore, the document analysis method, which is one of the qualitative research methods, was used to collect the data. In the work, the motifs that come to the forefront in terms of folklore are sorted according to the alphabetical order and the findings are collected and evaluated. Some of the sample sentences related to these motifs have been added and not all of the elements have been added to the findings section. As a result, 18 motifs (kinship ties, prayer, professions, vehicles…) are sufficient in terms of folklore.
Bacaksiz, Element, Folk Science