Speak Bird, Speak Again : Palestinian Arab Folktales
This book contains forty-five folktales drawn from a collection of two hundred tales narrated by women from different areas of Palestine (the Galilee, the West Bank, and Gaza). The stories collected here were chosen on the basis of their popularity, their aesthetic and narrative qualities, and what they tell about popular culture dating back many centuries in Palestine. In order to maintain the specificity of these tales, it was necessary to transcribe them in the original colloquial dialect in which they were narrated. The tales are accompanied by an in-depth study that compares them to similar cultural products in Arab and world cultures.