Beautiful princesses and terrifying Jinn, Caliphs rich beyond dreams, monsters and ragged beggars, wise Dervishes and talismans: all are found in abundance in this treasury of tales of adventure, enchantment and strange patterns of fate. Amina Shah gathered the thirty-three stories while on travels through Arab lands, from Morocco’s Atlas mountains to the ancient cities of Iraq. Descended from an Afghan family of writers and savants, Amina Shah is internationally recognized as a leading expert on folklore and the indigenous cultures of the Arab World.
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