The New Jersey-Istanbul-Cairo Triangle

Kutlukhan Perker turned a short story by g. Willow Wilson into a graphıc novel called caıro that appeals as much for its illustratıons as for the story it tells.

G. Willow Wilson is a young writer who was born in New Jersey in 1982. A history major in college, she spent time in Cairo where she studied Arabic and Arab literature. Kutlukhan Perker, who has lived in New York City since 2001, is a young cartoonist whose work has appeared in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. His illustrations for Wilson’s Cairo complete the New Jersey-Istanbul-Cairo triangle.  Out now in Turkish (Kahire), Cairo chronicles the adventures, centering around a magical narghileh, of protagonists whose paths cross when they come to the city for entirely different reasons.

In Quest Of Mevlevism
This book about the Mevlevi lodges (Mevlevihane) that represent the ideas and works of Mevlânâ Jalaladdin Rumi will give you an up-close acquaintance not only with the Mevlevi organization, whose foundations were laid in Konya in the time of the Seljuks and spread through the Ottoman lands, but also with a cultural ecosystem embracing the Middle East, the Balkans and Crimea.