Author: Mustafa Ozcelik)
Publisher: Blue Dome Press (2011)
Pages: 127 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The jokes of Nasreddin Hodja are told across the world, from Russia to Morocco. In these different countries, his name takes various forms, such as Mulla Nasreddin or Juha, but the stories convey the same witty lessons. His fame caused people from various countries to claim ownership on this legendary character. Sources indicate that Nasreddin Hodja lived in 13th century Anatolia, in the same era and region as the great Sufi master Jalaladdin Rumi. This book presents a realistic portrait of this historical figure whose name is synonymous with wit and wisdom, using examples and commentary on his jokes.