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Kitaab Video: How Murasaki Shikibu invented the novel

Origin of the the novel

The Japanese work of fiction, “The Tale of Genji” was written over one thousand years ago by Murasaki Shikibu. It is considered by many to be the world’s first novel. What’s the story behind this groundbreaking work and the woman who put it all together? Watch the video to find out.