The Marriage of Martu

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. This is an illustrated story told by June Peters.

The copyright for the version of The Marriage of Martu story told in this recording is held by June Peters © ℗ 2020. The illustrative video was made by Jennifer Iles.

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