Thus Speaks Mother Simorq

FriesenPress
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In this collection of short stories, we follow a Persian mythological bird woman, Mother Simorq, who appears in many stories as a wise woman or a nanny. We read about teenage girls experiencing their coming of age within authoritarian or male-dominated environments and one little girl facing questions of life and death. We enter the world of a woman who transgresses oppressive social norms to be free and the nightmare of another one who has to commit murder to save her children. We see how women lost their power in human society as we read about a handful of symbolic characters interacting in a magical land. Finally, we revisit Sudaba, a mythical queen, as a contemporary Iranian woman in Canada, who loves her step-son like a traditional mother and pays heavily for her son-worshiping complex.
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About the author

Azadeh Azad is an Iranian-Canadian writer, poet and painter, residing in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a sociologist from Université de Montréal (PhD) and a trained psychotherapist/art therapist.
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Publisher
FriesenPress
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Published on
Jun 8, 2018
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9781525528163
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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