Revolutionary Folktales

9 PM
End 9:50 PM
Language: English

Folk tales have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. They are considered an essential part of human survival and can be found in every culture and throughout history, deeply embedded within the population.

At a young age, we learn to find and give meaning through the stories we are told. We use stories to understand the world around us and to share our insights with others.

We have asked three writers/poets to write a folk tale/short story with a revolutionary twist. A revolutionary twist, like in the case of “The Little Black Fish,” a well-known Persian children’s book written by Samad Behrangi. This book was banned in pre-revolutionary Iran as it was seen as a political allegory, but that didn’t stop people from passing it on as a folk tale.