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Eggs and Ottoman music: On cultural responsivity gone wrong in one Turkish American marital moment


Today, I really have to laugh at myself, along with Karagöz who is, of course, really howling at me (he tells me, “M’lady, I’m laughing WITH you, not at you.” Yeah right, Karagöz, I know you and your ways. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Pointing the way to Mecca: Karagöz questions how to share space on Turkish Airlines


Before it registered that I was waking up in the airplane, mid-flight from Istanbul to New York, I could hear Karagöz swinging back and forth.  It was even more than an instant before I remembered that I was returning home … Continue reading

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