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Arts: Storytellers and Raconteurs: Arab States
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Many societies in the Arab world have traditions of women's narration that are clearly distinct from those engaged in by and for men. Given the tremendous linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic variety within the Arab world, it is not surprising that the region is characterized by a rich diversity of traditions of women's storytelling. Arab women tell fictional tales of fantasy, religious tales, and personal narratives. They tell their tales at various occasions and locations, including informa…

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Yaqub, Nadia, “Arts: Storytellers and Raconteurs: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0296b>
First published online: 2009

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