Reading "Crimean Saladin"

Cihan Kaan responds to the recent unrest in the Ukraine in a resharing of his University of Pennsylvania reading of the story "Crimean Saladin"

Read his statement and listen here:

"...In the wake of Ukrainian unrest, the Russian forces have decided they want the Crimea back. A Russian governmental presence may destroy the Crimean-Tatars peaceful and political gains for recognition.

At the core of the Russian adventures in Crimea besides imperialist conquest and beachside property ownership is a deep rooted Cossak nationalism, the flames of which fanned by Putin and intermixed with false history about the Tatars indicate a racially classist power structure will be instituted to disempower Tatars again. The bear is not interested in peacefully co-existing with the indigenous population...

I support the Crimean-Tatars in their mission to regain, reinterpret and realize the dream of a post-Russian Vatan (homeland) alongside the peaceful Russians that live there."

Read entire statement and listen to reading...


For Halal Pork:

Audio - St.Marks Church, New York - 12.19.12 Reading from "Town Runnin' Dry"
Written : Wall Street Journal India: Islamophobia By Aarti Virani

Written: Questions & Answers on "Halal Pork and Other Stories"
Audio: Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Shwartz, Reading "Crimean Saladin"
Audio: Asia-Pacific Radio, Discussing Muslim Female depictions

REVIEW: BOMB Magazine Summer 2011: Halal Pork & Other Stories Review by Ammiel Alcalay

Online Writings

From Madonna to M.I.A: The 2012 VMA's in Perspective - 28 Years of VMAs
On the passing of a Beastie Boy - "Adam Yauch was a Muslim Hero" Al Jazeera

For She's Got an Atomic Bomb (2005):

REVIEW: Indypendant: Drunk on Punk By Ted Myczewski
VIDEO: Interview for "She's Got an Atomic Bomb"


Internet Movie Database on Cihan's published Films
"She's Got An Atomic Bomb" Website
YouTube Channel (includes music video trilogy and "Shufflemode")
Video Art Interaction Installation : Sensestory


CHANNEL 72 (Telepathic Ethnic Marketing)

The Lexikaan