Moon and Henna Tree

by Toufiq, Ahmed


“[Moon & Henna Tree] set in an unspecified time period in pre-modern Morocco, explores power, marriage and relationships as uses that transcend time and space […] Despite the story’s many traditional features such as dreams of Circassian wives and local bards predicting the shape of things to come in poetic utterances, Toufiq plays with power relationships in a way that is strikingly relevant in the 21st century.” – Banipal