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‘The creation of narrative is something humans cannot do without’

  • Published at 04:47 pm November 8th, 2018
Writer Sally Pomme Clayton and Kaiser Haq speaks at the Dhaka Lit Fest-2018 panel on November 8, 2018 Rajib Dhar/ Dhaka Tribune

Sally Pomme Clayton and Kaiser Haq talk about the transformation of stories over time and across cultures

Pioneering storyteller and writer Sally Pomme Clayton and poet, professor, essayist and translator Kaiser Haq talked about how stories transform with time, and how they grow to have many versions in ‘Tales of Wonder: Myths and Fairytales’ – a panel moderated by Bangladeshi poet, fiction-writer and essayist Sumon Rahman. 

“Stories are like people, they travel. And as they travel, they transform,” says Kaiser Haq. 

The panel involved discussions centering around the ideas that many fairytales share the same overarching patterns, and how characters across borders share defining traits because of the fundamentally similar nature of humans. Mr Haq shared his opinion that creative minds adapt to circumstances, and the panelists discussed that while stories may change, they are never really lost.