There was…and there was not.
In these stories inspired by Palestinian folklore, a daughter of darkness, a djinn, pours out her soul to the moon. Time travelers discover that the battle of Meggido was not quite what they expected. A prince meets his soulmate in the storyteller who can tell stories that are nothing but lies.
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I really liked the gentle, welcoming tone that at the same time didn’t shy away from discussing injustice. – Bogi Takács
[…] a very precise, very concrete prose, that condenses layers of symbolic meaning in a single passage without sacrificing elegance of style. Her writing wastes not one sentence in getting to the kernel of her plots, yet somehow finds space to luxuriate in curlicues of description that are always refreshing and never superfluous. This collection is a practical way to get acquainted with Sulaiman’s expert writing and with the indestructible heart of the Palestinian people. – Arturo Serrano, Nerds of a Feather.
A Queer retelling of the Palestinian folktale ‘The Story That Begins and Ends with Lies.’
Prince Noor has to marry. When a grand gathering of princesses and peasants are brought to the palace, he desires nothing more than to spend his days with a woman who can tell stories that are nothing but lies. When he meets the woman who seems fated to be his match, how will their story end? More importantly, who will write it?More info →