"We’re all living in one big cage...The cage is open, but nobody leaves…We all have to leave the cage together."
Once published in Depression-era America, The Prophet provided an Arabian escapism. And by the late '50s, the book sold a million copies. To this date, it's estimated that 100 million copies have been sold since its publication.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC). As promised, I will begin each month with: A book or two by a Middle Eastern authorA graphic novel by a Middle Eastern author and/or Middle Eastern illustratorA new Arabic song to listen to throughout … Continue reading #YMERC2020 January Part 1
I could almost hear my father or grandmother telling me these sorts of stories woven from oral tradition.