Fears That Qatar’s Oral Traditions Are Fading With Modernization

“Many fear the country’s rich folklore and storytelling tradition is disappearing forever. Over the past six months, a group of students and professors has begun to record and transcribe folklore and oral histories told by Qatari elders. Eventually, they will be compiled into the country’s first-ever combined English and Arabic folklore anthology.”

Source: Christian Science Monitor 04/01/11