The Thief of Baghdad

Becoming Scheherazade

"One wants to tell a story, like Scheherazade, in order not to die. It's one of the oldest urges of mankind. It's a way of stalling death."
Carlos Fuentes
_ Time: 15.00
_ Duration: 50 mins
_ Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
_ Age Suitability: PG

Magic and reality collide as one British Arab navigates the voyages of Sindbad and tries to make sense of his own family’s migration from Iraq to the UK. This absorbing, moving, funny tale, full of unexpected twists and turns, is the first iteration of a project aiming to collect 1,001 stories from Arabs living in the West, to create a contemporary parallel of the 1,001 Arabian Nights stories.

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