Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

Karagöz and Hacivad Navigate Our Road to Gelibolu


Dust is all around us.  It is coming through the AC vent into the car.  I think about one of the women I am named for, the author of The Flame Trees of Thika, and her description of getting coated in … Continue reading

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Karagöz daydream #1: Crossing from west to east


I am five days into my first trip to Turkey, it is 2004. Sitting on a boat in the middle of the Bosporus, I am trying not to cry. My boyfriend is holding my hand and ordering tea for me … Continue reading

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