Halal Pork And Other Stories by Cihan KaanHalal Pork And Other Stories by Cihan Kaan

Halal Pork And Other Stories

byCihan Kaan

Paperback | February 1, 2011

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In Halal Pork and Other Stories, Cihan Kaan projects an avant-garde, post 9/11 world, from the perspective of a young Muslim New Yorker. It's a place where Coney Island meets Mars; where hijabi girls are punk rock dervishes; where identity salesmen count pigeons at insane asylums as a cream cheese conspiracy brews in gitmo; where rich boys pay to be Muslim for a day; where the transgendered are holy; and where the bacon is halal. Kaan offers up five urban Sufi tales in the swirling graffiti of Brooklyn.
Cihan Kaan was born in Texas on a Transcendental Meditation commune and raised in Brooklyn. He is a writer, filmmaker, and musician.
Title:Halal Pork And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:UpSet PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0976014238

ISBN - 13:9780976014232

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Welcome to the hip and edgy and vibrant world of <i>Halal Pork & Other Stories</i>, a postcolonial feast where, as the title implies, contradictions reign, the figurative is made literal, stolen homelands are bought back and not fought over, and a Coney Island circus star, garbed in a space suit and known for her levitating act, is none other than the prophetess from another planet. These five, witty stories serve up a refreshing crash course on identity, diaspora, dispossession, and on the not-so-distant future full of alien-human hybrid forms seeking their way to a place of solace, grief, or limbo. An impressive debut. --R. Zamora Linmark, <i>Rolling the R's</i>, <i.The Evolution of a Sigh</i> and <i>Leche</i> What do you mean you'd never even thought about reading Tatar Turkish Russian Muslim immigrant Brooklyn post-colonial sci-fi punk-rock short fiction before? After you've finished Cihan Kaan's <i>Halal Pork and Other Stories</i>, you'll realize how ridiculously narrow-minded you must have been. Irreverent, urgent, funny and refreshingly unpredictable, Kaan entertains and instructs in devious and delightful ways. --Moustafa Bayoumi, <i>The Edward Said Reader</i> and <i>How does it Feel to be a Problem: Young and Arab in New York</i>