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By Emily Bunker

whilst Allah wishes a pauper to be happy
First he makes him lose his donkey
Then he we could him locate it

A misplaced donkey and a set of news do not seem to have a lot in universal. however the pleasure of discovering every one of them lies within the renewed appreciation for whatever very important that maybe was once taken with no consideration. For his livelihood's sake, a pauper should not lose his donkey; for humanity's sake, we should not lose our wish to take heed to - and realize ourselves in - the voices of others. Nuri's Donkey takes readers to a distant village in Turkey, the place they're going to notice humorous, bittersweet, and stranger-than-fiction stories approximately people who find themselves now not so various after all.

In 1982 I went to this village with my then-husband to satisfy my in-laws. not one of the villagers had ever obvious an American or heard a foreigner talking Turkish, so i used to be rather a novelty. every day curious onlookers may assemble on the condo to stare and inquire from me questions. My sisters-in-law, feeling obliged to guard me, could try and shoo all of them away. Four-year-old Yucel declared time and again, "your eyes are eco-friendly, your hair is white!" and requested if he may perhaps retain me in alternate for a toy truck.

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