inspires the ZIPANG mission.
the Sumerian word for 'breath'.
ZIPANG mission is undertaken by
the Enheduanna Society, an education charity
founded in 2002. To fulfil this mission, the Enheduanna Society:
storytellers booked for public and private
events organised by others
publishes retold stories from ancient Iraq
• passes on Mesopotamian stories and storytelling skills to a new generation of
promotes and organises
ZIPANG storytelling activities for all ages and abilities
• brings together Iraqi and non-Iraqi scholars, storytellers,
musicians and enthusiasts to develop their shared appreciation
of Mesopotamian literature, and spread
this appreciation to as many people as possible.
storytellers depend for their
performance material on the work
of academic translators and