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The puppets sigh…on women changing faces to make new lives


This morning, the little chorus of “cengi” 0r dancing lady puppets woke me up with a short glass of tea and long, sad faces.  As you may recall, these members of the Karagöz Oyunlari that inhabit my head have NOT … Continue reading

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Uç kadından biri: One billion Karagöz puppets rising!


One billion rising. I’ve seen a plethora of these three words over the past weeks, and so have the Karagöz puppets (when they sneak on my iPhone or iPad at night when I’m sleeping). “What billion things, pray tell,” Hacivad … Continue reading

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Beyaz kurdeleler: The puppets address violence against women in Turkey and the U.S.


It’s the day after I have committed myself to applying for a Fulbright fellowship to Cyprus, and I am in the steep, warm ascent from deep-sleep to almost-awake sleep when I start to hear a slithery sliding sound. My eyes … Continue reading

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