Mohamed H. Tofiq
Dr. Vera Saeedpour, The Kurdish Library, New York – USA "email@example.com"
Dear Dr. Vera Saeedpour Warmest greetingsI would like to inform you that I intend to republish the English copy of "The Kurdish Folktales" here in IraqiKurdistan, the one that translated by professor Wheeler Thackston and published by The kurdish Library inthe Internationa Journal of Kurdish Studies, Volume , Number , .please can you authorize us for that? If so, kindly send your authorization for this, with a soft copy of thebook if possible, through the above email address. Looking forward for your answer.Please be in touch.With best regardsYours,Mohammed H. TofiqSulaimaniya cityIraqi Kurdistan
Dr. Vera Saeedpour – The Kurdish Library, New York – USA "Kurdishlib@aol.com"
Tue, 22 Feb 2005
Mohammed H. Tofiq – Suleimania – Iraqi Kurdistan
Dear Mohammed,I was delighted to hear from you. Unfortunately I couldn't answer you sooner because I had todiscuss the matter with Professor Thackston and the Board of the Kurdish Heritage Foundation,your wish to republish the lovely Kurdish folk tales.They agreed, providing that you meet the following conditions:1. You publish the entire issue of the journal, including the Editor's Note and the Introduction byProfessor Thackston.2. You insert this credit as follows: Reprinted from
The International Journal of Kurdish
(Vol. 13, Number 2) 1999, with permission from the Kurdish Library in New York.I haven't been able to find anyone to translate the village poetry. The translators are either too busy, too wealthy, or too incompetent to do poetry.By the way, will you republish the folktales in Kurdish as well?
Be well,Dr. Saeedpour