The Redundant Hakawati: Syrian Chaos and WhatsApp Marginalize Traditional Storytellers

AP's Diaa Hadid reports on a bit of collateral damage generated by the Syrian civil war (Life Upended by War): For more than 20 years, the Storyteller of Damascus entertained crowds in a centuries-old cafe in the Syrian capital with long, poetic tales of Arab warriors and lovers, acting out scenes with his fists thumping … Continue reading The Redundant Hakawati: Syrian Chaos and WhatsApp Marginalize Traditional Storytellers