By H. Lebbady
During this quantity, Lebbady has compiled and translated seven Andalusi women's stories from the north of Morocco, and analyzes them from a postcolonial theoretical viewpoint, discovering within the girls way more wit and supplier than western stereotypes could recommend.
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They talked, ate, and drank, and did not deprive themselves of any pleasure. In this way, they stayed together for three days. When the Sultan’s son finally decided to leave, he presented Aisha with one of his rings. As soon as he left, Aisha quickly dismantled her tent and she disappeared well before the king’s son had time to leave the area. 36 ● Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narratives As soon as he returned home Sidi Mohammed went to visit Aisha in her prison, and greeted her thus: Aisha, the meqhora, Living in the met.
On that day he swore that he would get even with her once and for all. So on that very day he asked his father, the Sultan, to send somebody to ask for Aisha’s hand in marriage. ” So the Sultan sent to ask for Aisha’s hand. This time it was the carpenter who was alarmed. ” Although he tried to dissuade her, she was persistent and consoled him by reminding him of how competent she was; she told him that she was capable of building a tunnel connecting their house to that of the Sultan’s son. Finally the father gave in and consented to the marriage.
Here he triumphantly pointed out: As fish vendors we’ve been arrayed And on Aisha’s cheeks we have played. 34 ● Andalusi-Moroccan Oral Narratives This was the moment Aisha was waiting for to triumphantly announce: As Sudanese slave girls we’ve been arrayed And on the Prince’s cheeks we have played. The king’s son became extremely embarrassed at this point. ” he wondered. On that day he swore that he would get even with her once and for all. So on that very day he asked his father, the Sultan, to send somebody to ask for Aisha’s hand in marriage.