An ancient folk tale known and beloved by the Afghan people, Buzaak Chinie blends familiar elements of Western nursery rhymes such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose stories, with a wicked sense of humor, showing how mayhem can quickly ensue when you don't listen to your mother!
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Long River Press, San Francisco
29 x 24 cm
Afghan Folk Tale for Kids
Ask anyone from Afghanistan if they have heard this tale, and chances are the answer is yes. Told and retold from one generation to the next as a children's folk tale, 'Buzaak Chinie" has deep meaning for the people of Afghanistan. It also serves as a profound allegory for Afghan society.Presented here for the first time in print, 'Buzaak Chinie' will appeal to new generations of readers.
Asma Salehi is an artist and designer. She is one of a very small number of Afghanistan-born, Western-educated female writers and artists.