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Pearls on a Branch

Pearls on a Branch: Arab Stories Told by Women by Najla Jraissaty Khoury

A fairy tale collection, collected very recently.

In the foreword, the collector discusses how she got these tales from the women when the children were safely in school. Some contain bawdy elements.

A wide variety of tales, the context showing when many a heroine's rivals are the hero's first cousin who naturally object to being passed over when they are his natural brides. Some very recognizable in the bones of the tale -- a "Rapnuzel" and a "Snow White" variant, both still recognizable in their new clothes.
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