Tara Sufiana visited Guadalajara, Mexico for the second largest Book Fair in the world to present A Swiss-American Dervish in Egypt.
The Sword and the Rose is an unplanned adventure finds Tara Sufiana amidst the Sufis of Egypt for five years. Immersed in their mystical practices, she discovers the Dervish within, expressing herself through sacred dance and music at religious festivals throughout Egypt. Within the Sufi enclave, an unusual love story with a dervish Sheikh unfolds. When not roaming with the Sufis, or off on her own wild escapades, Tara survives by singing and dancing for hotels, cruise ships, folkloric shows, TV and films, crowned by a dance on top of the Great Pyramid. The rich culture of a Middle Eastern society is revealed throughout this amazing odyssey.