Heirloom: Evening Tales from the East by Mariam Behnam
In this book, Mariam Behnam relates stories that originate in her homeland: the southern coastal belt of Iran, Bahrain, and Dubai. These stories were initially heard and narrated in the author's mother tongue, Bastaki, a flowing and rhythmic language, most suitable for recitations. They told of empires and sufis, of a time when life was full of awe and imagination, for adults as well as for children. Some of these are from the author's own creative imagination while others are recreated along the pattern of the classics.
Oxford University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780195793291. 345 pp.
Softcover. Very good.