As I contemplate on how to pen down my experience as a mentor for the recently concluded WF girls’ youth course, my thoughts run to the time when I was a little girl and yearned to go out and explore the world, similar to these girls who were bubbling with exuberance, vitality and an insatiable thirst for learning new things. My mentoring experience to these girls was exhilarating and a source of enlightenment.
Updated 11 December 2013
The Wise Fool of Baghdad is an insightful collection of true stories from the life of Bahlool Dana, who feigned madness to escape the oppression of the ruling class in Baghdad circa the 8th century AD. As a result, Bahlool dispensed wisdom in strange and amusing ways.
Developed with sacred Qur’an verses and traditional sayings inscribed in stunning Arabic calligraphy, ‘The Wise Fool of Baghdad’ brings forth beautiful life lessons and inspiration for the young and old alike.
Each comic in this beautiful illustrated collection is followed by thought-provoking morals and insights, also making it an ideal teaching tool for parents and teachers.
They said it was going to be fun. They said I was going to make new friends, they said that I would experience new things, and above all, they said that I would not want to leave. But that was all an understatement – they had no idea.