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Rakhsh’s Lost Days We return to our hero, Rostam, who has fallen asleep after a successful hunt. While he slept, his horse Rakhsh wandered around and was spotted by some Turkish horsemen who captured him and took him away. When he woke up to find his horse missing, Rostam was… Read More »Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

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It’s finally time for Rostam! Our previous episode kicked off our trilogy on the Shahnameh or “Book of Kings,” an epic by Ferdowsi on the history of Persia’s Greatest Kings and Heroes. We last spoke of the Hero Sam and his son Zal so if you are interested in knowing… Read More »Rostam: Horsin’ Around

Rostam: Horsin’ Around

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The Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by Hakim Abu al-Qasim Mansur is one of the world’s greatest Epic poems, detailing the history of Iran’s Kings and Heroes. He is known as “Ferdowsi Tusi,” which is actually a title meaning “The Tusi Poet from Paradise”. The work has morphed with every… Read More »Shahnameh: Sam, Zal and Rudabeh

Shahnameh: Sam, Zal and Rudabeh

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June is Pride Month, and as we all gear up to celebrate ourselves and our loved ones, it’s also time to celebrate the strides we have taken in the literary world of retellings! From all corners of the world, we have seen a rise in the representation of BIPOC and… Read More »LGBTQ+ Retellings

LGBTQ+ Retellings

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We have used many different versions of “The Mitten” from Barbara Suwyn, Irina Zheleznova, Svitlana Yakovenko, Pavlo Chubynsky (1878) and Ivan Rudchenko (1870).  Today, we have a famous folktale from Ukraine that some of our travellers might have heard already! The story of the mitten has been translated from Ukrainian into many different languages and… Read More »The Mitten: Ukrainian Folktale

The Mitten: Ukrainian Folktale

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Image shows the two editions of Elizabeth Lim's YA novel: Six Crimson Cranes. The text alongside the image is a quote from within the book: "“Food feeds the belly, thoughts feed the mind, but love is what feeds the heart.”

Six Crimson Cranes is book one of Elizabeth Lim’s duology. Princess Shiori of Kiata is the youngest sister of six brothers. As their last summer together approaches before adulthood, Shiori discovers a part of herself that she had inadvertently locked away. She conceals her forbidden powers, but when she uncovers… Read More »Six Crimson Cranes

Six Crimson Cranes

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