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Lālla Ḥusniyya l-ʕAlami’s Corpus – English Translation

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This chapter discusses English translation of Lālla Ḥusniyya l-ʕAlami's Corpus. The stories in the Lālla Ḥusniyya l-ʕAlami's Corpus are The Seven Sisters [Playing in a Swamp], ʕĀyša Cinderella, Zbīßa, The Woman and Her Stepdaughter, The Sultan's Daughter, The Talking Bird, [The Undefeatable] Lady ʕĀyša, The Weaver Bride, Bʁīġəθ Zǐyyān, Sīdi, O Me Such a Happiness for Me , My Lady, My Daughter and the Daughter of Her Father, Hčən, Hčən, Hčən and Mūlāy ʕǍbd əs-Slām. The Lālla Ḥusniyya's tales were intended mainly for entertaining children and were narrated in family circles at home, mostly during certain family ceremonies and domestic celebrations (births, circumcisions, etc). An example of a Mentor from Lālla Ḥusniyya's narratives is the supernatural character, the rūḥānǐyya, who helps the Protagonist ʕĀyša Cinderella against the hatred of her stepmother.

Keywords: Lālla Ḥusniyya l-ʕAlami's Corpus; Protagonist ʕĀyša Cinderella; rūḥānǐyya



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