Saturday, April 16, 2011

8.00 Wednesday the 20th April at the Elm Tree

Tricksters, characters both foolish and wise appear in many guises; Shakespeare's fools, Native American's Raven, Southern US's Br'er Rabbit and Turkish Nasreddin Hodja, for example. In societies where the bald truth might loose you your life, stories with oblique messages and foolish characters can escape censorship.

But like the political joke or cartoon of today they can be powerful as well as humorous.

Here are some ancient Hodja stories from Turkey

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