In this article I will be taking a look at the Awlad ‘Ali, a Bedouin tribe in the northwest of Egypt, and their perception of social modesty called hasham as seen in Lila Abu Lughod’s classic ethnography, Veiled… Read more.
The links between Arabic literature and music are many, but can particularly be seen in a parallel fashion with the Mawwal, a form of sung poetry. Imagine the camp fires of the Bedouin late at… Read more.
The Kismet of Shahrazad: Fate and Transformation in the Tales from 1001 Nights Written: January 30, 2002 Introduction Alf Layla Wa Layla, or 1001 Nights, is the most famous folktale of the Arabic speaking literature. … Read more.