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Location: Tunis, United Arab Emirates

Member Since: May 2013

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The Story of Sabra and Gadanfar

A beautiful woman flees her village to live in the forest with a lion with man-like eyes.

This story might seem familiar to you, yet this Tunisian folktale is older than Beauty and the Beast and much different! This short story is a real gem collected from the rich Tunisian folk culture

. It crossed the centuries through oral tradition, along with the hundreds of other extraordinary folktales, proverbs and sayings that infuse Tunisian culture.

The author, is a keen observer and admirer of Tunisian oral culture. He was inspired by that vivid, eternal oral culture to write the story of "Sabra and Gadanfar". It is written in a fantastic, magic realism style, with the original surprise ending. A genuine Tunisian story that will strike you with its beauty and universality.


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