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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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Ode to Djus

Ode to Djus

Since re-learning Turkish some time ago now, certain new linguistic avenues have opened up to me. And with the re-acquisition of a language, comes a kind of responsibility, especially in a country like Cyprus, which has Greek and Turkish as its official languages, but where few young people speak both.…

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