Speak Bird, Speak Again : Palestinian Arab Folktales

Abstract: 

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.

E edition: 
Third (Second 2008; First 2001)
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About the Author(s)

Ibrahim MUHAWI, teaches contemporary Arabic literature and the theory of translation at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Born in Ramallah in 1937, he received his higher education in English literature at the University of California.

Sharif KANAANA, is professor of sociology and anthropology at Birzeit University in Palestine. Born in 'Arraba al-Batuf in Galilee in 1936, he received his higher education at the University of Hawaii.

Compiler and translator:Jaber Sulayman,Ibrahim Muhawi

Ibrahim MUHAWI, teaches contemporary Arabic literature and the theory of translation at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Born in Ramallah in 1937, he received his higher education in English literature at the University of California.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Publisher(s):
Institute for Palestine Studies
ISBN:
9953-9001-5-9
Edition:
Third (Second 2008; First 2001)
Publication Date:
2013
Language: Arabic
(Translated from English)
Number of Pages:
397
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