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Post by Availle » March 8th, 2020, 4:47 am

Thank you Todd!

I think I already featured Zenobia... but it's good that there's a play that is not Shakespeare! :wink: While looking for the other African stuff last month, I found a surprising amount of books set in Egypt, so I'll probably won't need any filler this time.

However, if anybody knows of authors from Egypt/northern Africa/Arabia, I'm all ears! :D
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Post by Kitty » March 8th, 2020, 5:22 am

I see Devorah offered the World Story part already for last month, but you didn't use it, so maybe it would even fit better in here this time because it covers Egypt and Arabia a lot more than the rest of Africa: https://librivox.org/the-worlds-story-volume-iii-egypt-africa-and-arabia-by-eva-march-tappan/

An obvious thing to include maybe would be the Koran: https://librivox.org/the-holy-koran-by-koran/ if you want to include religion.

Then I know we finally finished an Arabic project, but I have no idea what it is about: https://librivox.org/tabai-al-istibdad-wa-masari-al-istibad-by-abd-al-rahman-al-kawakibi/

And for those who want to learn the language, here is a language course: https://librivox.org/arabic-language-learning-collection-vol-001-by-various/

For Egypt, there is this ancient Book of the Dead, quite famous I think: https://librivox.org/the-book-of-the-dead-by-e-a-wallis-budge/

Maybe I'll come up with some more later...

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Post by Piotrek81 » March 8th, 2020, 5:27 am

If we decide to include the ancient world, and religion, I propose: https://librivox.org/the-religion-of-ancient-egypt-by-william-matthew-flinders-petrie/
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Post by mightyfelix » March 9th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Availle wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 9:23 pm
The staff has picked for March, thanks for your many suggestions! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!
Well, I have to say that I'm thrilled and surprised to see my dramatic version of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle on the list for this month. But, I'm sorry to say that the reason I was surprised is that Spidermonkey Island is located off the coast of South America, not Africa. :wink:

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Post by Availle » March 9th, 2020, 10:44 pm

Well, it's a floating island....
it could have well "last been seen near Africa"...
and then floated very, very quickly over to South America...
like it was "on the float" from the Dr...

*cough*

I do my very best with these things, but if the summary isn't specific, I'll have to wing it... :wink:
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Post by mightyfelix » March 10th, 2020, 9:55 pm

No criticism intended, I just thought you may want to know. :D

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