my Cyprus, my Κύπρος, my Kıbrıs

The other

The other

Being the other, or at least feeling like the other, can come in many forms. It is a topic I keep returning to (including here in a very early blog post in 2015). In Cyprus, where the dominant community is Greek Cypriot and also Greek Orthodox, belonging to another community…

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Waiting for Godot/Περιμενοντας τον Γκοντο/Godot’yu beklerken (not a review)

Waiting for Godot/Περιμενοντας τον Γκοντο/Godot’yu beklerken (not a review)

Gogo: “Gidelim?” (Shall we go?)Didi: “Εν μπορουμε, καρτερουμεν τον Γκοντο.” (We can’t, we’re waiting for Godot) As if on a merciless loop, the words were uttered in desperation time and time again throughout the play. Didi and Gogo, played by Giorgos Kyriacou and İzel Seylani respectively, performed their parts in…

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Made in Cyprus

Made in Cyprus

Dear friends, If you thought that social media was lacking in content on the Cyprus issue/reunification and promoting a true Cyprus identity, you are very much mistaken. It is absolutely brimming with both educational and laugh-out-loud Cyprus-made content on topics from the Cypriot dialects (both Greek and Turkish), to concise…

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An unexpected trip

An unexpected trip

My history teacher at school told us that ‘history cannot be pigeonholed’. I recently visited for the first time (I’m 35 years old) the Imprisoned Graves (more commonly known in Greek as Filakismena Mnimata – Φυλακισμένα Μνήματα). Like many other Cypriot school children who didn’t attend public school, I was…

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