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Taghribat Bani Hilal

circa 1100

Why is it canonical?

Taghribat Bani Hilal is an oral history of events that occurred in the 11th century, and is unique in that it existed only in oral form and recited in musical form. It is an integral part of the culture of Islamic North Africa.

Locations

Tunisia North Africa

Languages

Arabic

Periods

Medieval

Media

Epic Oral Fiction

Images and Videos

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A scene from Abu Zayd al-Hilali

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Excerpts from the epic

Resources