Faculty Publications

Title

Kurdish skin, Turkish masks: Evdirrehîm Rehmîyê Hekarî’s (Abdurrahim Zapsu) conflicting nationalisms

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Kurdish nationalism, Kurdishness, nationhood, Turkish Islamic synthesis, Turkish nationalism

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Turkish Studies

Volume

21

Issue

4

First Page

596

Last Page

619

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

8-7-2020

DOI of published version

10.1080/14683849.2019.1682559

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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