Riding a Donkey Backwards
Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin
By Sean Taylor and Khayaal Theatre
Illustrated by Shirin Adl
A collection of 21 riotous tales and riddles about the Mulla Nasruddin.
Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he paint
a picture that is blank? And is he crazy to move into the house of the man who's just burgled him?
Discover the amazing antics of Nasruddin in these twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, and decide for yourself, was he an idiot or a very wise man?
270 x 215mm
Apr 4, 2018
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"Muslim culture is portrayed in its richness without the text feeling like a cultural studies project, and the sheer warmth and playfulness of each little vignette gives an insight into the common ground in all cultures that humour breaks. Children and adults will find themselves laughing out loud at the Mulla’s antics. Highly recommended."
Sean Taylor writes stories, poems and plays, and enjoys workshops and readings with children in schools and libraries. He has a special love of folktales. In Riding a Donkey Backwards, his selection and presentation of Mulla Nasruddin tales, Sean collaborated with Khayaal Theatre Company, which specialises in presenting the Muslim heritage, interfaith literature and the Muslim experience in the modern world.(www.khayaal.co.uk/about). Sean lives in Bristol, England. Learn more about Sean and his storytelling world at www.seantaylorstories.com