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Description - Tales from the Bazaars of Arabia by Amina Shah

A goldsmith's daughter who eludes the Prince of Darkness, three wandering brothers born from a walnut tree, the Princess of Fantasistan, the case of the Shah's lost ruby ring, the leopard and the Sultan's emissary, the Cook and the Unforgettable Sneeze...These are just some of the enchanting stories described in "Tales from the Bazaars of Arabia", a collection of classic folktales gathered from Arabia, Afghanistan, Persia and Turkey. Each story is alive with vivid characters - beggars and kings, merchants, witches and djinns - and threaded with universal motifs of fantasy and magic, fate and karma, good and evil. With spirit and passion, Amina Shah here illuminates the exoticism of bygone worlds and resurrects the memories and traditions of some of the greatest storytelling cultures in the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845117016
ISBN-10: 1845117018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amina Shah

Amina Shah is widely regarded as one of the greatest collectors and tellers of traditional folktales of our time. Formerly Chairperson of the British College of Storytellers, she is the author of several important collections of stories, including Assemblies of Al-Hariri, Arabian Fairytales and Tales of Afghanistan.