Arab folktales

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Pantheon Books, Mar 12, 1986 - Social Science - 386 pages
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Out of alleys of Cairo and Bedouin tents, from the Moroccan laborers and Syrian peasants, this collection of 130 tales comes from Arab worlds from North Africa to the Holy Land.

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Arab folktales

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Because this collection of folktales covers the entire Arab world from Morocco to Iraq, no other contemporary collection fills the niche it does. It is divided into six sections in categories such as ... Read full review

Review: Arab Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Elizabeth Brooks - Goodreads

A collection of folktales is hard to rate, but I loved the way the editor tried to explain the relevant cultural quirks before each section. The tales were well-chosen, I thought, to help underscore the driving values that spawned them. Read full review

Contents

Introduction xiii
The Last Camel of Emir Hamid 11
The Girl Who Spoke Jasmines and Lilies 75
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