Book Of Arabic Wisdom

by Hussain Al-Amily

Book Of Arabic Wisdom

  • ISBN-13: 9781904456032
  • Author(s): Hussain Al-Amily
  • Editor(s): Hussain Al-Amily
  • Subject: Gift books
  • Publisher: New Internationalist
  • Imprint: New Internationalist
  • Publication Date: 01-11-2003
  • Format: p/b

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Hearts are streams - if they meet, they make large rivers.' Proverbs had been Hussain Mohammed al-Amily's passion since he was a small boy, listening to the grown-ups chatter in his Lebanese village. Later in Iraq, he became enchanted by the witty folk sayings that were part of everyday discourse. Now, he has brought together over 4,000 proverbs, humorous and wise anecdotes, and popular quotations from throughout the vast Arab and Islamic world. To the Western reader the world of these proverbs may appear ancient and exotic, but their wit and immediacy will appeal to all.'
About the book

Hearts are streams - if they meet, they make large rivers.' Proverbs had been Hussain Mohammed al-Amily's passion since he was a small boy, listening to the grown-ups chatter in his Lebanese village. Later in Iraq, he became enchanted by the witty folk sayings that were part of everyday discourse. Now, he has brought together over 4,000 proverbs, humorous and wise anecdotes, and popular quotations from throughout the vast Arab and Islamic world. To the Western reader the world of these proverbs may appear ancient and exotic, but their wit and immediacy will appeal to all.'