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Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana


This book is more than a collection of previously unpublished folktales. By combining expertise in English literature and anthropology, it brings to these tales an integral method of study that unites a sensitivity to language with a deep appreciation for culture. Over the course of several years, the authors have collected tales in the regions of the Galilee, Gaza, and the West Bank, determining which were the most widely known and appreciated, and selecting the ones that best represented the Palestinian Arab folk narrative tradition. Great care has been taken with the translations to maintai ... More

Keywords: folktales, English literature, anthropology, Galilee, Gaza, West Bank, Arab folk narrative, Palestinian culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780520062924
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520062924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ibrahim Muhawi, author

Sharif Kanaana, author