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Introducing Saf and Dobra: On a love-hate relationship with Türkiye


Today I met two new puppets, Saf and Dobra.  Saf is an idealist, myopic in her micro moment, focused on her love of her homeland.  Dobra, on the other hand, is more like Karagoz- an outspoken agent provocateur who stands … Continue reading

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The Karagöz puppets (and I) review The Globalization of Love


Today, I woke up and the puppets were waiting for me, çay bardağı (tea glass) at the ready just as sugary and lemony as I have learned to like it, to tell me the news.  “M’lady,” they said, “you have a … Continue reading

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Karagöz puppets in Pansyland: M’lady and the puppets review Perking the Pansies: Jack and Liam Move to Turkey


Earlier this month, I wrote about Elif Şafak, the Turkish author who in her brilliant talk on the politics of fiction also addressed the importance of sharing and feeling stories in ways that allow for the crossing of cultures and … Continue reading

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