From ArabLit Quarterly

Online Extra: Arabic & English from ‘Solace for the Traveler and Entertainment for the Conversationalist’

“Such compilations were common. At a time when people could not entertain themselves with TV and thumb-wrecking scrolling on myriad social media platforms, compilations kept them company. These works tended to be written in small notebooks easy to carry in one’s pocket or satchel.”

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