Riding A Donkey Backwards
Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin
Retold by Sean Taylor and Khayaal Theatre
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?
Who was Nasruddin?
Mulla Nasruddin Khoja is a great and beloved comic figure in Muslim tradition. He lived in the 13th century in Anatolia (now Turkey) and was very well known for his jokes, pranks and satirical stories. Over the centuries his fame spread through the Middle East and eventually the whole world. Playing the role of a fool, he in fact showed up the many absurdities and sillinesses in 'normal' life and behaviour.
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