Tag Archives: cross-cultural marriage

A Karagöz Puppet-Refereed Debate about Islam as a Religion of Peace


What I have come to realize about myself in the context of my cross-cultural relationship, is that there are things about Islam and Muslim culture in Turkey that are difficult for me to accept. They are difficult to accept as … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets return…with a kabak and some çapak for my Turkish lesson


Early yesterday morning as I lay sprawled out in bed, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was the learned Hacivad Bey Puppet who for once, oddly enough, was standing right next to the Karagöz puppet himself. These two … Continue reading

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Migration as a cross-cultural marital metaphor? On structuring a Turkish-American memoir (Part 2)


Today, I am going to continue my musing about that elusive “red thread” I wrote about yesterday.  In case you missed it, this relates to the writing of my Turkish-American marital memoir. And in case you don’t know what in … Continue reading

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