From the metaverse of Barakunan, a stirring selection of poetry and fiction.
Song of Shaaban
A pocketbook of chants from the spiritual underworld of the Bara. Legend has it, this collection of mantras and chants was composed by Zahreddine in the mountains of southern Germany.
Song of the Daughter
An inspired ode to the invisible in the voice of an omniscient feminine specter, the poem unfolds in steady, free-form verse, blending a sense of urgency with ancient circumspection.
The Story of Sister Sarah Shamlan, the Stranger
A bizarre futurist folktale in lush, sometimes meditative prose, The Stranger is a rapturous adventure into the nexus of a tumultuous geopolitical reshifting. Meet the Royal Ayoub and their many orbits as they embark on a conquest of history. Through dubious means, the iconoclastic prince, Dahshan al Ayoub, has transformed the fortune of his decrepit island, turning it into a regional jewel, drawing the attention of his neighbors. Notably, drawing the envy of Prince Faisal of Almaaz, a prince for his time- young, rash, dangerous.
A story of misplaced tragedy and unfathomable expressions of love, the Story of Sister Sarah Shamlan is both a mirror to our time and a prophecy for the future.