Tales of the Wadi


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by J. Meron and R. Kabha

Arab folktales from Wadi Ara

327 pages, softcover

Accompanied by a narration of the stories in Arabic

🗎 Table of contents🗎 Sample story (PDF files)

Listen to a story from the book:

Tales of the Wadi is an anthology of stories, told by storytellers from the Wadi Ara region in Israel. Passed down from father to son and from generation to generation, these stories represent a valuable social and cultural heritage.

In this annotated bilingual edition, the original Arabic appears alongside the English translation; Only in the original Arabic can the richness of form and content be fully appreciated. Extensive footnotes give the reader an understanding of the linguistic, social, geographical, and historical background of the region.

This special anthology is a first effort to preserve the storytelling tradition and to make these stories available to readers interested in Arab folklore. Through these tales, the reader will discover the charm and beauty of the Wadi Ara region, and the richness of Arab folk culture.