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The Honey Thief
Author: Najaf Mazari

ISBN: 9780980757040
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.6
From the authors of the bestseller The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif comes their latest book, The Honey Thief. A superb collection of spellbinding tales from Afghanistan that portray a vivid landscape of hardship and brotherhood, catastrophes and miracles. These tales of peasants, poisoners and kings leap into life to reveal the rich storytelling traditions of Afghanistan.

The beekeeper said to the boy: "Abbas, I have a question for you. The question is this: can a bee catch a cold?"
Abbas smiled. "Can a bee catch a cold? No. It is impossible, Sir."
"It is not impossible. A bee can catch a cold."
"How do you know?"
"I have seen a bee sneezing."
"No!" said Abbas. Then before he could stop himself, he said, "God will punish you for telling lies!"
Ahmad Hussein laughed. He was teasing Abbas, but when a boy was as full of sorrow as this one, perhaps teasing could help.

The mystery and wonder of Afghanistan comes to life in these tales of men who converse with bees and bears; of horseshoe bats in flights that blot ...

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