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.
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.
This book is a collection of short stories written in a clear and concise style by an author with a strong commitment to his society.
By using a thematic approach, he deals with the adolescent emotional and psychological world (their worries, e. g. loneliness, longing, joys, sorrows, moments of mourning, etc.) with great sensitivity.
He is able to conquer the complexes of modern youth through lyrical emotionality, and convey the belief that real quest takes place within one’s self. intense dense, atmospheric panorama, leads the reader to an exact and empathetic view of the figures, their lives and feelings.
He is a distinguished Iranian author and novelist who is mostly famous for his short stories, which are well known in contemporary Iranian literature. In addition to them, he has also written 5 plays, 10 scenarios and 25 children’s books, so far. He received a Golden Medal in 1999, at “The 1st National Festival of 20 Years of Story Writing”.
Seven Dreams of the Crow is story of a crow who wants to be unique from his kind. Living in his utopian fantasy, he intends to view the universe differently every time he starts describing it. Therefore, his perspective is dissolved in infiniteness of heavenly achromatism.
Being free from any ideological and sublunary confinements in the heavenly achromatism, the crow transcends linearity and become infinite.