Die Tochter des Kaufmanns

Mitra Zarif-Kayvan

Keywords: Fairy tale; Iranian folktale; Picture book; intercultural;

Categories: DEMETRIOS Children’s Books

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.364

Languages: German, Persian

The fairy tale ''The daughter of the businessman'' is an Iranian folktale which has been delivered orally from one generation to another in various versions. This fairy tale was in fact made popular by the famous Iranian story-teller Fazlollah Mohtadi, known as ''Sobhi'' in ''Diwan Balkh''and from Samad Behranghi in ''the fairy tales from Azerbaijan'' and it has been delivered in various versions with different titles. The fairy tale revolves around a beautiful, clever, brave and confident girl who defends herself all alone against prejudice and abuse. She embarks on a long, dangerous and an adventurous journey. At the end, she manages to prove the truth and defend herself. Finally, she marries the innkeeper who values her beauty, intelligence and wisdom and builds a life with him filled with harmony, respect and love. In this book, the Author and the Illustrator portrays this fairy tale in her own version in German and Persian languages. With support from Ghazaleh Hinzen (Shayan) and Jan Michaelis for the German text. About the Author and Illustrator: Mitra Zarif-Kayvan was born in Tehran/Iran. When she was 32 years old, she immigrated to Germany and now lives in Düsseldorf. She works as a freelance painter and art teacher in primary schools and kindergartens. Apart from that, she is also a story-teller, draws pictures and writes poems. This picture book is her second book promoting intercultural work. If you would like to obtain the complete book, please order it using the "order book" button.

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