Grandmother's Stories: Tales from Old Syria


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In a stunning collection, Reda al-Dabbagh has unearthed a treasure trove of Syrian fairy tales, bringing the East to life in a compendium rivalling the Arabian Nights for its grandeur and beauty, fable and fantasy. In his introduction, al-Dabbagh discusses the impact of civil war on his homeland, and how fairy tales have the power to unite us in our darkest moments. In stories that spring from the page with pace and precision, we meet a wicked genie, a foolish sultan, a hungry hyena, a runaway princess... Grandmother's ...

Grandmother's Stories: Tales from Old Syria 2017, White Mountain Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9781941634783

Mass-market paperback