Ali and Ramazan

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Ali and Ramazan
Ali and Ramazan book cover.jpg
Author Perihan Mağden
Original title Ali ile Ramazan
Translator Ruth Whitehouse
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Genre Novel
Publisher AmazonCrossing
Publication date
Published in English
3 April 2012
Pages 196 pp (first edition, paperback)
ISBN 978-161-109-141-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 783202761

Ali and Ramazan (Ali ile Ramazan in Turkish) is a novel by Turkish writer Perihan Mağden, first published in 2010. The novel tells the story of two teenager gay boys with polar characteristics drawn into each other, forming an intense friendship in milieu of man-dominated, materialistic, and oppressive pressures. The novel was translated in English by Ruth Whitehouse and published in the Las Vegas, United States in 2012. Theater play "GarajIstanbul" was exhibited in 2013.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Ali and Ramazan are two boys from very different backgrounds who land in the same Istanbul orphanage. They quickly see eye to eye and fall into a loving relationship as children, bringing light to one another and to the other orphans in their dreary adopted home. Ramazan is a charmer, the school master's favorite, the clown among the boys, and the only one with a real handle on things outside the orphanage's walls. He takes Ali under his wing, and by the time they turn eighteen and are loosed onto Istanbul's mean streets, Ali and Ramazan are a pair. What happens next is both tragic and beautiful, a testament to love finding its way even among the least visible citizens on Turkey's mean streets.


  1. ^ Onur, Baştürk (22 October 2013). "Adını keşke 'Ali ile Ramazan' koymasalardı" (in Turkish). Istanbul: Hürriyet. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Ali ile Ramazan her pazartesi garajistanbul'da" (in Turkish). Ankara. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 

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