Six-Fingers Hand

“Destê Şeş Tilî” came in first at the “4th Ebdurrehîm Rehmî Hekarî Play Writing Contest”. The playwright is a convicted prisoner. The play focuses on the war losses. There are 4 main characters in the play. A mother who did not accept the death of her son, who died six years ago in the war. A wounded man, who was supposed to have died during the conflict, was buried by his friends and after 3 days he came out under the ground. A sister who will be watering her brother’s grave and lamenting him for seven years. And a man is a betrayer who doesn’t go after his sins and fears he committed in the war. The main characters are in a timeless and space-free situation. Reality and dream are together in this play. The stage was covered with sand and It was interesting to see a man came out under sand at stage.


The play was first staged by the “Diyarbakır Municipality City Theater”, on 20 February 2015 in Diyarbakır. In Turkey, it was performed in Ankara, Istanbul. It was also staged in Iraq (Duhok) and the “Moscow Peace City Festival” in Russia. It was totally staged 24 times .

Ahmed Osman

Name of the Playwright in English


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Year of the First Staging