In this Kurdish myth, we learn about the origin of the moon and why it has dark spots on its face. Heyv, a young girl of exceptional beauty and goodness, suffers disfigurement and hardship but, in the end, she is rewarded by being lifted into the sky to shine forevermore.
A transformational teller with a rich background in theater, Diane’s dynamic storytelling is filled with living characters, movement and song, bringing each story vividly to life. A recipeint of the NSN ORACLE award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast, the National Circle of Excellence ORACLE award and five Storytelling World awards, Diane’s performances have been featured in the US and abroad where she received four and five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Publisher’s Weekly called her: “A storyteller in the grand tradition… a virtuoso of the spoken word.”
Diane’sA Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales (2007) is the first book of Kurdish folktales to be published in English.
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