Published by The Advocacy Committee of the
National Storytelling Network logo

 

A Long Tradition of Storytelling

Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon) , October 18, 2004

Summary:

Sidon, Lebanon has rich history of hakawatis (storytellers) who kept audiences spellbound.

Many Sidon residents still remember Hajj Ibrahim, who passed away in 1981, as the last of the hakawatis.

A hakawati, or storyteller, Hajj Ibrahim was famous throughout the region for his skill in recounting a story, which brought people from the capital to Sidon to hear him speak.

Ancient craft of regaling people with stories of heroes has now died out.


Home / Business / Digital Storytelling / Diversity / Education / Healing / Medicine / Personal Storytelling / Storytelling Festivals                 National Storytelling Network logo

If you know of articles which should be included in this collection, please email them to kate@katedudding.com.