Purdue University Graduate School

With Our Throats Intact

With Our Throats Intact

posted on 2022-04-26, 16:43 authored by Aiya Yasir SakrAiya Yasir Sakr


An epic in verse which follows Shahrazad, the narrator of One Thousand and One Nights, as she leaves the myth after the Nights have ended. In this epic, Shahrazad has three hundred daughters with her girlfriend, and these are the women which feature in the tales. She leaves the world of myth and leaves to America. In her garden, Arabic letters begin to grow, and call her back to her tales and her daughters, and the damage she inflicted with the telling and the leaving. 


Degree Type

  • Master of Fine Arts


  • English

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Paige Lewis

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Kaveh Akbar

Additional Committee Member 2

Donald Platt