The Prince

  • Senem Mallman


The first of three folktales, Mallman includes translated versions of the Turkish Arab folktales told to her by her mother. The Prince is a story of arranged marriage, love, domestic violence, and magic. Concealed within these folktales are lessons in moral ideology and Turkish cultural customs and traditions, in particular, the roles and expectations of Turkish women as dictated by Turkish patriarchal society. However, Mallman shows that this folktale, and others, have subversive qualities hidden within the telling and can deliberately shift the relations of power via this small-scale resistance story.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senem Mallman
    • 1
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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