'Antarah ibn Shaddad

'Antarah ibn Shaddad was one of the most famous warrior-poets of pre-Islamic Arabia. A semi-legendary hero from the 6th century AD, 'Antarah was born into slavery as the son of an Arab father and an African mother. Many of his poems are about his love for 'Ablah, daughter of the tribe's shaykh--a love thwarted by his low social status.


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  1. War Songs
    Poems of love and battle by Arabia’s legendary warrior From the sixth-century highlands of Najd in the Arabian peninsula, on the eve of the advent of Islam, come the strident cries of a legendary warrior and poet. The black... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
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