Pomegranates and Patience

A Sufi tale

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My thanks to Ifor Rhys for this story, which he adapted after reading it in The Dermis Probe by Idris Shah.
It was part of Ifor’s contribution to Im Auge des Storms, a Tellers without Borders book on storytelling in crisis areas (pub. Oct. 2019). An English translation, on which I had the pleasure of working, will appear shortly.

Whose cheese is it? is a further story from the same collection.

The recording was made at the halbNeun Theater in 2018.

More deep tales

The video gallery has become very extensive. So if you would enjoy more tales like this which explore the depths of the human psyche, here are a few suggestions.


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Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

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