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. In her carnet (notebook) she comments on the letters Rimbaud wrote to his mother and sister after he left France to live an adventurous life in Aden and East Africa. Like Shérézade, he gave up his previous life and the identity that was attached to it, to embark on a journey as a completely free

In: The Thousand and One Nights and Twentieth-Century Fiction
Author: Ulrich Marzolph

outdated due to recent editions of relevant manuscripts, such as the voluminous Nath al-durr by al-Abi, which con- tains a large chapter on Juha (book 5, chapter 17). The neighbouring sphere of cultural influence in the case of Juha comprises East Africa (Swahili area), North Africa (including Berber

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Jacob M. Landau

large centres, while in the Far East, Africa, the Americas and Australia, as distances were far greater, his itinerary followed more closely that of the ordinary tourist, set on a "Grand Tour." As a result, he may have little new to tell those who had already been to those places; but there still

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: M.V.M. Mcdonald

Arabien nicht vorkomme... "10 This is indeed a serious objection to the identification. As Beeston, quoting A. Jonas, points out," the African hunting dog is a native of the grassy steppe-lands of East Africa, and it does not seem possible in the historic past that Arabia could have supported the

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

®lib (d. 49/669) who is held to have gone into complete seclusion in 526/1132. 3 It is a fundamental article of faith among the the Tayyib¬ Ism®Æ¬l¬s, the majority of whom are now found in India, Pakistan and east Africa and most of whom follow the sub-sect known as the Daw‚d¬ Boharas (or Bohras from a

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

-Kilābī related to me that Muḥammad ibn Muzarraʿ al-Baṣrī 93 said to him: 94 I was going along the Vale of Mecca together with a friend of mine, when I saw a zanjī (East African black) at a well, 95 who was reciting a poem some of which was non-Arabic and some Arabic. “Black man,” I said, “What are you

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Anne Hege Grung

 other hand, together with the Christian participants with a    MAKING MEANING OF CANONICAL SCRIPTURES  449  mixed background,  critically view all  cultures,  including Nor‐ wegian  culture,  which  they  claim  does  not  promote  human  equality adequately at all. The other cultural backgrounds they  include in their references—East African

In: Gender Justice in Muslim-Christian Readings

third section expands the Arabic modernist canon by introducing our recent discovery in the archives of A. Haddad and N. Haddad Collection in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Division of the Widener Library (hereafter the Haddad Collection). This discovery consists of three of Naimy’s Russian poems

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Rachel Schine

analogizing him with Nubians ( kaʾannahu min awlād al-nūbah ) is meant to suggest seeming ethnic affinity. Rather, the narrator likely uses “Nubian” as a byword signifying ʿAbd al-Wahhāb’s darkness, as opposed to electing a term connoting a connection to Ethiopians or other East African peoples, who were

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In: Journal of Arabic Literature

Islamic Civilization: the East African Experience” in Islamic Civiliza- tion in Eastern Africa . Ed. A.B Kasozi (Istanbul: IRCICA 2006), p. 8. 11 For details on al-Faytūrī’s life and works see: M. al-Faytūrī, Aghānī, ʿ Āshiqun min, Udhkurīnī, yā Ifrīqīya (Bayrūt: 1967). 12 R. U. Khālid, al-A ʿ māl al

In: Journal of Arabic Literature