Readings from an English translation of a collection of Arabic short stories.
r.1. Auntie Reqayyan's news : an elderly woman watches life from her window and gossips about her neighbors / Muhammad Ali Rida Quddus (11:45) ; Ali the teacher : a native schoolteacher is tempted to marry and leave his mother / by Fouad Abd Al-Hamid Anqwi (15:30) -- r.2. The Bad-tempered man : a domineering huasband and a compliant but clever wife / Muhammad Ali Maghribi (7:45) ; By mysatisfaction with you : a domineering mother drives her son to suicide / Luqman Yunus (10:15) ; The Secret and the death : villagers mistreat and take advantage of a madwoman / Sharifah Ibrahim Abd Al-Muhsin Ash-Shamlan (9:15) -- r.3. Violets : the psychially close relationship between a father and his only child, a daughter, who is wise and modern / Ghalib Hamzah Abu Al-Faraj (12:45) ; The Assassination of light at the river's flow : a mother kills her teenage daughter for refusing an arranged marriage to a rich old man / Khayriyah Ibrahim As-Saqqaf (14:15) -- r.4. Poor chastity : a woman's brother refuses to let her marry, and her own efforts bring disaster / Muhammad Abd-Allah Al-Mubari (10:30) ; A Woman for sale : a stepmoter sells a young woman into a marriage with a wealthy old man / by Mahmud Isa A;-Mashhadi (9:00) ; My hair grew long again : a woman leaves an empty marriage and becomes a teacher / Hussah Muhammad At-Tuwajiri (7:45) -- r.5. Rite of passage : death of a 14-year old boy from complications of a circumcision / Amin Salim Ruwayhi (7:00) ; Homecoming : a young man comes home to marry his childhood sweetheart, only to find his widowed father has married her / IbrahimAn-Nasir (10:00) ; Sa'id the searcher : a big-city auto dealer finds happiness among the Bedouin / Hijab Yahya Muza Al-Hazimi (8:00).