Much is different in this book. It can be read from right to left, or from left to right, in German or in Arabic. Two ancient stories from the Arab and from the Western worlds meet in the middle: the story of Sharifa, the fearless princess, and that of Walter, Wilhelm Tell's son.
Intrepid Sharifa wants to see the country that hasn't got any women. In a fit of anger King Hamed bin Bathara, the ruler of a neighbouring kingdom, banned all women – except for his mother – from the country. Sharifa disguises herself as prince Sharif and risks her life to pay a visit to the kingdom of men. The king mistrusts the beautiful visitor. In an attempt to find out his guest's secret he sets her three tasks. But brave and clever Sharifa knows how to deal with them.
The legend of Wilhelm Tell, in turn, is well-known. But what happens when the quintessential European story about bravery and freedom is read and interpreted in today's Egypt? The emphasis shifts, and son Walter takes centre stage.
This book is a co-operation between Baobab Books and Theater Schnawwl in Mannheim (Germany), and has been produced as a bi-lingula production in German and Arabic.The two stories were the centre of a theatre co-operation between Schnawwl in Germany and the Egyptian organisation I-act in 2012/13.
QUAND NOUS AURONS MANGÉ LA PLANÈTE
36 Pages 978-600-92104-0-4
Rue du monde, Koodakan Publishing House, Iran
We are on that soon things are very bad on the planet. We draw besides in natural resources , whether water or forests . The Earth is in danger , the man knows but continues to deplete . The subject serves to frame this album for toddlers. When the last fish is caught and the last picked fruit , that he left? Money can be, but for what? Hope lies on the side of children. Alain Serres is life in the palm of their hands. One way to see the future of our planet that reflects the spirit of some Native American proverbs. And it is also one of them who inspired the author. To illustrate this text , just creations full of life and color. A mixture of cut pieces of paper and photographs give this album a playful turn. Many close-ups of details - many - and faces - where the eyes are highlighted - . Hence the impression of speed, infernal mechanical and some amazement.
Rostam and Sohrab is the name of story in the book of the kings Shahnameh; the national epic of Iran written by Ferdosi; a highly revered Persian poet. Rakhsh is the name of Rostam's horse. Rakhsh is taken captive by the king of Samangan and taken to the city. Rostam goes to the palace in search of his horse. Suddenly he meets Tahmine; the king's daughter and falls in love with her.They get married and their son is born. His name is Sohrab. Rostam have to leave his family. Sohrab often thinks of his father since he couldn't have seen him at all! Finally they see each other …., however this event is the most sorrowful tragedy in the book of the kings which finishes with Sohrab's death.