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The Tale of Those Who Did Not Travel: Reading Yahyā al-Tāhir 'Abdullah's The Neckband and the Bracelets As Sīrah

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In The Neckband and the Bracelet, Yahyā al-Tāhir 'Abdullah uses allusion, reference, imagery, and narrative techniques borrowed from the popular Arabic sīrah to portray characters who are imprisoned in a harsh world that suppresses their human individuality and molds them into character types. By invoking, imitating, and inverting sīrah time in the modern novel and juxtaposing a complete and unchanging epic world view against a backdrop of historical and social change, 'Abdullah succeeds in telling an eloquent tale about the suppression of human potential.


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