popularising the literature of ancient Iraq through the art of oral storytelling


From this page you can download MP3 audio versions of ZRP stories. Simply click on the name of the story below.

Story 1

This 3000-year-old love story from Sumer is about the coming together of “civilised” people and “wild” people. The name Martu is Sumerian for “nomad”. The story resonates with modern-day themes of urbanisation, migration and diversification of the gene pool.