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Zeina. Towards a new Understanding of Children's Literature. ©MOC 2005
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Zeina. Towards a new Understanding of Children's Literature

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The Palestinian Hikaye is a narratiave expression practised by women. The fictitious tales, which have evolved over the centuries, deal with current concerns of Middle Eastern Arab society and family issues. The Hikaye offers a critique of society from the women's perspective and draws a portrait of the social structure that directly pertains to the lives of women. Many tales describe women torn between duty and desire.

Multilingual: Arabic/English


on this subject: Proclamation of masterpieces 2005- Element inscribed on the representative list 2008

Place/country: Palestine
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Palestinian Ministry of Culture, producer. UNESCO, co-producer.
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