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African Folklore: Translated By R. S., S. S.
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African tradition of storytelling has mostly been oral; for lack of education was the main hindrance in printing and reading the books of folk tales. The poverty ridden and persecuted by nature, the... More > land of Africa hardly gave any chance to the dwellers to enjoy the luxury of all those things which the Western Society has been habitual to for a very long time. Most of African tales are based on the myths prevalent in the society and they are very dutifully and almost religiously bequeathed to the posterity by the passing generation. This book includes some of the best folk tales from Africa. Enjoy reading.< Less
African Assignment By Theo Engela
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Theo Engela’s short stories were set in the South African bushveld and society of the 1950’s and 60’s, providing a fresh look at a world now long vanished. Using imagery and place... More > names unfamiliar to folk living in the 21st century, the author shows us a simpler, less complicated world filled with wonder and mystery, where crime could still be perfect and the world lived fearfully under the ever-present threat of the Cold War. Mesmerizing African folklore and almost-vanished cultures stand side by side. Rounded off in his own unique style, he displays a biting sense of humour and acidic irony in his work, which would probably not seem out of place in a Hitchcock serial or even in the Twilight Zone. Published in local magazines of that time, they were dramatized for local radio in the 60’s and 70’s. Only 12 remain – those that feature here – lovingly compiled, revised and edited by his daughter Christina.< Less
African Assignment By Theo Engela
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Theo Engela’s short stories were set in the South African bushveld and society of the 1950’s and 60’s, providing a fresh look at a world now long vanished. Using imagery and place... More > names unfamiliar to folk living in the 21st century, the author shows us a simpler, less complicated world filled with wonder and mystery, where crime could still be perfect and the world lived fearfully under the ever-present threat of the Cold War. Mesmerizing African folklore and almost-vanished cultures stand side by side. Rounded off in his own unique style, he displays a biting sense of humour and acidic irony in his work, which would probably not seem out of place in a Hitchcock serial or even in the Twilight Zone. Published in local magazines of that time, they were dramatized for local radio in the 60’s and 70’s. Only 12 remain – those that feature here – lovingly compiled, revised and edited by his daughter Christina.< Less
BENITA—AN AFRICAN ROMANCE By H. Rider Haggard
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
A Middy of the Slave Squadron: A WEST AFRICAN STORY By Harry Collingwood
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
An African Millionaire Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay By Grant Allen
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The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publisher. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction,... More > philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology, history, literature, politics and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic, shamanism and ancient knowledge. Our books are available in both print and as digital books. All of our books have been revived by being scanned by people who have passion for knowledge. By purchasing this book you are helping restoring a piece of history for many generations to come to enjoy the fine ancient knowledge that is made available through our modern technology. We sincerely hope you enjoy these treasures in the form of digital books.< Less
I'm a Bad Man: African American Vernacular Culture and the Making of Muhammad Ali By Shawn Williams
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I’m a Bad Man: African American Vernacular Culture and the Making of Muhammad Ali, examines Muhammad Ali as an Afrocentric culture hero in the tradition of African American folklore. By... More > exploring Ali’s connection with the archetypes of African and African American orature, such as the trickster, the bad man, and the culture hero, this study offers an examination of the heroic persona of Ali. The book also delineates Ali’s utilization of African American verbal practices to consciously create himself as an Afrocentric folk hero. In addition, the book offers a comparison of Ali with his real life folk hero predecessors, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis.< Less
AFRICA MAGIC By zionbankole olatunji
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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT AFRICAN PEOPLE, THEIR CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS THIS IS THE BOOK FOR U TO READ.YOU WILL LEARN ABUOT THE GOOD AND BAD SIDE OF AFRICAN FOREFATHERS AND THE HIGH MORAL VALUE THEIR... More > PRESENT GENERATION EMBRACE.NEVER SHALL YOU GO ON EMULATING THEIR BAD CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS AND EVER SHALL YOU CONTINUE TO EMBRACE THEIR GOOD ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS< Less
AFRICA MAGIC By zionbankole olatunji
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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT AFRICAN PEOPLE, THEIR CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS THIS IS THE BOOK FOR U TO READ.YOU WILL LEARN ABUOT THE GOOD AND BAD SIDE OF AFRICAN FOREFATHERS AND THE HIGH MORAL VALUE THEIR... More > PRESENT GENERATION EMBRACE.NEVER SHALL YOU GO ON EMULATING THEIR BAD CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS AND EVER SHALL YOU CONTINUE TO EMBRACE THEIR GOOD ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS< Less
The Animal Party By Chika Maria Amadi
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Story of a party in the sky where the moon invited all animals to a party. The winged animals gave others wings to fly with. On their way, the tortoise tricked others to choose new names for the... More > party. He finally chose 'all of you' which means that whatever food that is presented to all of them belongs to the tortoise. At the party, the tortoise had all the food and drink to himself while the others were starving and sad. They decided to take back their wings and leave the tortoise behind as a punishment. All the tortoise's plea to for help was refused. The tortoise decided to let go of himself. It fell on a hard stone and broke its shell. Till today the tortoise shell is fragmented!< Less