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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,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:10:00
Credits: Palestinian Ministry of Culture (publisher) UNESCO-ITH (co-producer)
Published in:2005

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