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The Honey Thief

Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman


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PUBLISHED: 1st August 2011
ISBN: 9780980757040
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Moving effortlessly from the oral to the written, from folktale to modern-day fable, and from the earthly to transcendent, this beautiful, life-affirming book probes the heart and soul of a remarkable culture, while paying homage to the universal power of story.
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  • Paperback
    $20.71
PUBLISHED: 1st August 2011
ISBN: 9780980757040
ANNOTATION:
Moving effortlessly from the oral to the written, from folktale to modern-day fable, and from the earthly to transcendent, this beautiful, life-affirming book probes the heart and soul of a remarkable culture, while paying homage to the universal power of story.

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Moving effortlessly from the oral to the written, from folktale to modern-day fable, and from the earthly to transcendent, this beautiful, life-affirming book probes the heart and soul of a remarkable culture, while paying homage to the universal power of story.

Publisher Description

The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of leopards that sing and bees that sneeze, of horseshoe bats in flights that blot out the sun, and of blackbirds that bring golden apples to earth from heaven. Whether the tale is of beekeepers or kings, The Honey Thief conveys in stories of surprising tenderness the stark beauty of the interwoven lore from a land of bloodshed and brotherhood, of miracles and catastrophes. 'Moving effortlessly from the oral to the written, from folktale to modern-day fable, and from the earthly to the transcendent, this beautiful, life-affirming book probes the heart and soul of a remarkable culture, while paying homage to the universal power of story' - Arnold Zable, award winning writer, storyteller, educator and human activist

Author Biography

Najaf Mazari was born in 1971 in a small village near Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. At the age of 12, he left school and apprenticed himself to a master rugmaker. Thus began his love affair with rugs! He fled Afghanistan in 2000, ending up in Woomera Detention Centre. After his release, he settled in Melbourne, Australia, where he now owns a rug shop, selling traditional Afghan rugs. His wife and daughter were finally given permission by the Australian government to join him in 2006 after a 6-year separation. In April 2007, he was granted Australian citizenship. He is a sought-after speaker at schools, literary festivals, community and church groups, and to numerous business groups and non-profit organisations. He founded a philanthropic fund - AusGhan Aid - that supplies health and education aid to remote villages in the mountains outside Mazar-e-Sharif. Robert Hillman is a Melbourne-based writer who has written more than 60 works of fiction and non-fiction. As well as a having a devoted general readership, his books feature in school libraries all over Australia and his autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the 2005 Australian National Biography Award. His publications cover sports, Australian history, nation building, Young Australian achievers, and the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. His biographies include My Life as a Traitor written with Zarha Ghahramani, and Gurrumil: his life and music, Shining written with Abdi Aden. His latest book is Shining: the Story of a Lucky Man, which he co-wrote with Somali refugee, Abdi Aden.

Review

'Moving effortlessly from the oral to the written, from folktale to modern-day fable, and from the earthly to transcendent, this beatiful, life-affirming book probes the heart and soul of a remarkable culture, while paying homage to the universal power of story.'

  • Arnold Zable, award winning Australian writer, storyteller, educator and human rights advocate.

Product Details

Author
Najaf Mazari, Robert Hillman
Pages
296
Publisher
Insight Publications
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0980757045
ISBN-13
9780980757040
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
1 map
Publication Date
2011-08-01
Language
English