The Tale of Princess Fatima, Warrior Woman

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‘The Tale of Princess Fatima’ – the only Arabic epic named for a woman – recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary warrior known throughout the Middle East. After being abandoned at birth, Princess Fatima, otherwise known as Dhat al-Himma, must rely on strength and cunning to take her to the head of a powerful army. Bitter tribal warfare, stealthy ambushes, and globetrotting pursuits will eventually lead Fatima back to face her father, and to confront in a mighty showdown another fierce warrior woman.

ISBN: 9780143134268 Author: Magidow, Melanie Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 24th February 2022 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 398.20953 (edition:23) Pages: 288 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

The Tale of Princess Fatima – the only Arabic epic named for a woman – recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary warrior known throughout the Middle East. After being abandoned at birth, Princess Fatima, otherwise known as Dhat al-Himma, must rely on strength and cunning to take her to the head of a powerful army. Bitter tribal warfare, stealthy ambushes and globetrotting pursuits will eventually lead Fatima back to face her father, and to confront another fierce warrior woman in a mighty showdown . . .

Published in English for the first time, The Tale of Princess Fatima wonderfully recreates medieval Arabia and introduces a formidable new feminist icon.

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