The Bellydancing Kitties of Constantinople
Kitties and Bellydancing, A Winning Combination
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The little black kitty knows only loneliness and rejection until he is rescued by a dashing cowgirl, who whisks him off to New Orleans. There she delivers him into the arms of her friend Topaz, a bellydancer eager to free her home of a resident mouse. Topaz, gazing at the frightened creature, sees his regal bearing and names him “Pasha,” an honorary title bestowed on dignitaries of the Ottoman Empire. 
With his new name, Pasha gains a voice, a palace, and an identity. He exercises his new voice with abandon and moves with Topaz to an old house on Constantinople Street, where he spends his days lounging on Turkish carpets and relishing thoughts of Topaz being his forever mom.
One day Topaz, yearning to bellydance in faraway places, brings a woman with a strange pink kitty into his palace and begins packing a suitcase, rendering Pasha heartbroken and confused. However, love reigns supreme! Bellydancing puts a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step once again as he and the pink kitty transform their world into a shower of shimmer and sparkle. 


TAMALYN DALLAL, crowned “Miss America of the Bellydance” at the San Francisco International Bellydance Festival of 1995, has performed and taught bellydancing
in forty-three countries. She has also filmed and produced three dance and culture documentaries: 40 Days and 1001 Nights, Zanzibar Dance, Trance and Devotion, and Ethiopia Dances for Joy. Her previous books are They Told Me I Couldn’t, Belly Dancing for Fitness (coauthored with Richard Harris), and 40 Days and 1001 Nights: One Woman’s Dance through Life in the Islamic World.

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