djinni


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  • noun

Synonyms for djinni

(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

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When a scheming magician humiliates the 12-year-old Nathaniel, a bright young apprentice, he seeks revenge by summoning an Arabian djinni to steal a powerful amulet, sparking a chain of events that spirals out of control.
Yet Nathaniel obsessively continues to send the djinni in search of those who plot rebellion against the British Empire.
The Djinni would like to put a touch of initiative--a mordent, let's say-
Carrot-headed creatures and cock-suckers; vaginal openings and malicious doings; empty rooms filled with sunlight, dancing djinni smoke, and tiny mythic beings on pedestals; men, women, bodies dreamt from realms where there is no use for gender: capturing both the surreality and irreality of life in timbres of sunrise and sunset, Clemente is in silent conversation with himself about what it means to give form in paint to the ferocity and tenderness of the imagination.