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The most important pursuit for anyone with any claims to class is literature. An often quoted saying is that one good poem is worth ten victories in battle. Of course, that only holds for official, 'high' literature. However, the countless peoples of Andal have produced an astonishing body of popular literature, too, aided by the invention of block-printing in the Golden Age just before the three hundred kingdoms period.

An example from the eastern tradition of high literature is Raygin tan Broi, while the brothel songs from the Brahir laqa canun tan ryabay are an example of popular literature. Incidentally, both have the same subject...

Drama is present too, first in the form of the Broyan stage tradition, and secondly in the form of the Dhamars stage tradition.

A varied sample of Andal literature has been translated into Dutch


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