To hear a sample, go to A Pomegranate and the Maiden

Based on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, A Pomegranate and the Maiden retells the story of Kore/Persephone’s abduction and its aftermath. The many characters speak directly to the listener, presenting multiple perspectives of the same event while sprinkling their narratives with stories from Greek mythology. Each perspective is deeply rooted in the character's psychology and gender—a mother grieving for her lost child; a young girl struggling for independence; a patriarchal father trampling on a mother’s rights; a lover resorting to desperate measures to win his beloved.

AuthorTamara Agha-Jaffar