roya movafegh
search for simurgh
an interdisciplinary sequel to my novel
“The People With No Camel” in collaboration
with choreographer Kate Digby.

work in progress


“Where’re you going?”
“I’m searching for Simurgh.”
“Where?”
“I don’t know.”
“What do you need from her?”
“I want her to eat me.”
“Are you insane?”
The woman says nothing.
“So you’d rather seek death.”
“Not death, freedom.”
“And you think you’ll find freedom in the stomach of a phoenix?”
“No. But my search will begin there.


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