Q: What is your favorite fairy tale?
A: One Thousand and One Nights. It has everything. Charismatic heroes. Terrifying villains. Djinns. Thieves. Adventures. Magic carpets and healing apples. Proto-sci-fi and murder mystery. My favourite story is probably “The Fisherman and the Jinni” which tells how a quick-witted fisherman is able to get one over on an all-powerful genie.
Mahmud El Sayed’s story “The Lost Library”
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 July 2022.
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