Mermaid`s Brunette

Mermaid`s Brunette / Far and Near Tales

©Daarvak Publishing House 2023


Writer: Tahereh Eybod

Illustrator: Sahar Khaleghi

Format: Hardcover,

Number of pages: 24 pages


Age: 7 to 14 years

Illustration: Full color

Genre: Children’s Book

Publication date: 2023

ISBN: 9783911036054



“Mami Wata” is a water spirit venerated in West, Central, and Southern Africa and in the African diaspora in the Americas. And she is a well-known subject in the art, fiction, poetry, music, and film of the Caribbean and West and Central Africa. «Mami Wata» is commonly seen with a mirror in hand, she is able to embody ritual performances and worship ceremonies for Africans through this instrument.
In Mermaid’s Brunette the writer chose “Mami Wata” who has a strong image in African culture to build a relationship with people from different cultures, to make a conscious decision to establish friendships with people from other cultures. The writer tries to put children in situations where they will meet people from other cultures.
In this story “Sharmi” who is interested in being a mermaid, meets “Mami Wata” who is an African mermaid and encounters interesting events.

More about this book :

«Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human» UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
This book is part of a -12volume series called “Far and Near Stories”
In this series, we are looking for sweet and indirect ways to achieve concepts of peace, love and the culture of tolerance for children.
The stories of this collection are not totally based on the folk and classic stories of each country, but also on their mythical and archetypal personalities. In addition, all books are done under the supervision of social and literary experts.

About the author : Tahereh Eybod was born in 1963 in Shiraz. She is a writer, satirist, researcher, critic, screenwriter, journalist and lecturer of story writing workshops. She has received numerous awards, including: Broken Branch, the best work of fiction, Literature Festival of the Ministry of Culture, Garden in a Pot, selected work, Book Festival of the Year, Soroush for Adolescents Magazine, Mr. Charkheshi’s Family, selected for the White Ravens list by International Youth Library in Munich, Germany in 2005 and other awards.

About the illustrator : Sahar Khaleghi was born in 1988 in Tehran. She is an illustrator, painter, and graphic designer and also, she is a permanent member of Iran’s Illustrators Association. Her works have been exhibited in many countries, including Germany, Poland, Turkey, China, and Ukraine. Furthermore, in 2018, she received the special award of the 5th Gold Panda International Illustration, in China.


Key Selling Points
1. We show how gift-giving is important in relationships. In virtually every culture, gifts and the events at which they are exchanged are a crucial part of the essential process of creating and maintaining social relationships.
2. A fresh look at “kindness,” and “respect to other cultures” with miraculous illustrations.
3. Uniquely designed to allow children to find themselves in each page; it is an empowering book for both adults and children who normally hold marginalized identities in societies.
4. A professional resource to help parents, teachers, therapists, and etc. begin to introduce, explore and address this idea: how to make and keep a friendship.