Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk Humor

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Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Interlink Books, 2007 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Juha is an old Arab comic literary figure around whom countless anecdotes were written. He appears variously as preacher and beggar, thief and honest man, judge and scoial critic, jester and charlatan. While the subject matter is Arabv or otherwise Islamic, the humor transcends national and cultural boundaries.

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This brief book - easily read in an evening -- collects translated versions of various jokes and short folktales about the Arabic trickster/ character Juha. The collection is edited by Salma Khadra ... Read full review

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