Abu Jmeel's Daughter and Other Stories: Arab Folk Tales from Palestine and Lebanon

Abu Jmeel's Daughter and Other Stories: Arab Folk Tales from Palestine and Lebanon

by Jamal Sleem Nuweihed
     
 
These 27 traditional folk stories were written down, shortly before her death, by Jamal Sleem Nuweihed, who had recounted them to the children of her extended family over many years. Authentically Arab in their themes, yet timelessly universal, they are sometimes magical, sometimes naturalistic, and combine a wealth of vivid detail with elements of pathos and humor.

Overview

These 27 traditional folk stories were written down, shortly before her death, by Jamal Sleem Nuweihed, who had recounted them to the children of her extended family over many years. Authentically Arab in their themes, yet timelessly universal, they are sometimes magical, sometimes naturalistic, and combine a wealth of vivid detail with elements of pathos and humor. Translated by family members of various generations, then expertly edited, the book is a precious store of the kind of tale endlessly cherished but in danger of disappearing.

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This satisfying group of tales was collected by Nuweihed, a novelist, and edited by her niece, Salma Jayyusi, who directs a translation center for works in Arabic in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The tales are introduced by Remke Druk (Arabic, U. of Leiden, The Netherlands) who compares them to folk stories in Europe and elsewhere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566564182
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
International Folk Tales Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
895,446
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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