Kurdish skin, Turkish masks: Evdirrehîm Rehmîyê Hekarî’s (Abdurrahim Zapsu) conflicting nationalisms
Kurdish nationalism, Kurdishness, nationhood, Turkish Islamic synthesis, Turkish nationalism
Evdirrehîm Hekarî is mostly known for his Kurdish nationalist writings and activism at the end of the Ottoman Empire. He continued to be a voice for the Kurdish nation during the Republican period in his private writings, while he identified as a Muslim Turk in his publications. Hekarî’s complete rejection of secular Turkishness existed alongside his submission to Turkish Islamic discourse. His split identity and paradoxes are analyzed using Frantz Fanon’s study of the colonized man and his inconsistencies in his fight with the colonizer. In examining Hekarî’s inner inconsistencies, the article also benefits from Partha Chatterjee’s study of the contradictions of nationalist thought in its battle with colonialist power.
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Gurbuz-Kucuksari, Gulsum, "Kurdish skin, Turkish masks: Evdirrehîm Rehmîyê Hekarî’s (Abdurrahim Zapsu) conflicting nationalisms" (2020). Faculty Publications. 276.