Tag Archives: Khadijah

On the 4th day of Christmas: Meet Celebi, the modernist


Yesterday, we met Khadijah, and today, we meet the puppet man to whom she is betrothed – Celebi (the c sounds like a j, so it is “jeh-leh-bee”). Celebi is a modern man. He likes modern clothes, modern thoughts – … Continue reading

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On the 3rd day of Christmas: Meet Khadijah, a worker from Egypt


Today we meet Khadijah, the Karagöz shadow puppet who represents the far-flung citizens of the Ottoman Empire – in this case – puppets from Egypt.  Khadijah was a Black African woman raised in Egypt, but was captured during a battle, … Continue reading

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Hacivad and Khadijah channel Orhan Veli Kanik…on navigating deep-seated difference


The American half: It is a deep-blue afternoon, the air still in the late summer heat that is not oppressive. Finding the spot on the porch with the second-most hot sunlight, My copper-colored dog has taken the most sunny spot. … Continue reading

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