Bedouin poetry: from Sinaļ and the Negev
This book presents 113 poems, which reflect attitudes of the bedouin, a desert-dwelling, non-literate tribe, to a variety of personal, social and political experiences. Each poem is translated into English with an introduction describing its setting and with notes that clarify the cultural, linguistic and historical background. The poems are also presented in Arabic script and in phonemic transliteration. They are arranged according to their purpose: poems of expression, communication, instruction and entertainment, and poems reflecting the bedouin response to Turkish, British, Egyptian, and Israeli rulers from 1882 to 1982.
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Review: Bedouin PoetryUser Review - Bernadette - Goodreads
So much more than a collection of poetry! Every time I picked it up, I was in awe of the amount of work that went into it - collecting and verifying the poems, transcribing, transliterating, and ... Read full review
Review: Bedouin PoetryUser Review - Goodreads
Beautiful book, with the Arabic, the transliterations, and the translations, including some commentary and explanatory notes. Needless to say, my Bedouin friends were quite impressed when I could (at least) send them nicely poetic emails in Bedouin Arabic.
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Poems of Communication
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