Addtional Information

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Translator: Sorenson , Matthew et al

Release date: 2006

Foreword by Yaqtine , Said

Foreword by Yaqtine , Said

Category:

Tales of Juha

Classic Arab Folk Humor

by Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (ed.)

$ 12.95

Book Size: 5 1/4" x 8"

Pages: 128

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566414

About this book

Juha is an old Arab comic literary figure (known also to Persians and Turks) around whom countless popular anecdotes were written. He appears variously as preacher and beggar, porter and petty merchant, thief and honest man, judge and social critic, wise man and fool, jester and charlatan (though never as wealthy man or oppressor). While the subject matter is Arab or otherwise Islamic, the humor transcends national and cultural boundaries to achieve a universality that is instantly recognizable and accessible today.

About the author

Salma Khadra Jayyusi is one of the Arab world's most distinguished literary personalities. She is the founder of PROTA (Project of Translation from Arabic) and is widely known for her poetry and literary criticism. Her books include Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry, The Legacy of Muslim Spain, and The Literature of Modern Arabia: An Anthology.

Reviews

"Said Yagtine's remarkable introduction allows readers to enter the world of Juha and get a better understanding of Arab humour and anecdote traditions." --Banipal

About the Author

Salma Khadra Jayyusi is one of the Arab world’s most distinguished literary personalities. She is the founder of PROTA (Project of Translation from Arabic) and is widely known for her poetry and literary criticism. Her books include Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry, The Legacy of Muslim Spain, and The Literature of Modern Arabia: An Anthology.

Additional information

Author

Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (ed.)

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Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

128

Type

PB

Illustrator
Illustrations
Editor

Jayyusi , Salma Khadra

Translator

Sorenson , Matthew et al

Age
Release date

2006

Foreword by

Yaqtine , Said

Author Home

Jordan

Awards
Subtitle

Classic Arab Folk Humor

Format

5 1/4" x 8"

Reviews

"Said Yagtine's remarkable introduction allows readers to enter the world of Juha and get a better understanding of Arab humour and anecdote traditions." –Banipal