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The Baobab Tree: An African Folktale By Erin McAleer
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A starving village in Africa sends 3 animals, a cheetah, an elephant, and a tortoise to solve their problem by getting the magic words from the witch doctor. The story is a similar to the folktale of... More > the tortoise and the hare.< Less
Christian African Folktales By Ike Ugochuku
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African folktales are known for fetish, occult, wizardry, trickery, outsmarting the other person. This book is written to change that and teach positive character ideals that parents would want their... More > kids to emulate. There are 10 virtues that will be taught in the stories (one for each story). They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, righteousness. This book will be enjoyed by children and adults.< Less
Matengo Folktales By Joseph Mbele
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This book presents English translations of ten Matengo folktales from Southern Tanzania, which the author recorded in the mid-1970s. Matengo is the author's mother tongue. In addition to the tales,... More > some of which include songs presented in both Matengo and English, there are commentaries on each tale and a concluding essay on the folktale. Accessible to the ordinary reader, this book is also used in college courses.< Less
Matengo Folktales By Joseph Mbele
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This is a collection of English translations of ten Matengo Folktales recorded in the mid seventies in southern Tanzania. There also commentaries following each tale and a final essay on the... More > folktale. The book is suitable for the general reader and for college courses.< Less
SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES By JAMES A. HONEY M.D.
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In presenting these stories, which are of deep interest and value to South Africans, I hope they may prove of some value to those Americans who have either an interest in animals or who appreciate... More > the folklore of other countries.< Less
King Chameleon and more West African Folktales By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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King Chameleon and more West African Folktales is a selection of folklore believed to have originated from West Africa and the people who live in the region. West Africa is home to several scores of... More > tribes, languages and dialects. Even though, tribal cords are quite strong and languages may differ markedly even between two communities a few hundred miles apart, it is usual to find similarities between the local folktales , and in some cases only the names of the central characters would make one version of a tale to be different from another . Most of the stories in this volume were gleaned from areas within the countries now known as Ghana and Togo. However, the stories are commonly retold in several forms all over the West Africa region.< Less
Why Hippos Have No Hair: Five Nyungwe Folktales from Mozambique By various
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Red Zebra Project brings together the rich heritage of traditional African storytelling with vibrant illustrations from artists around the world. This collection of five English-language folktales... More > have been adapted from the original Nyungwe-language stories. Text courtesy of SIL Mozambique. A Red Zebra Project book< Less
African Jungle Lessons By Katie Schneider
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This is a book of African folktales intended to share a pieces of culture and history.
The Truth By Uduak Edet
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Stories from Africa were traditionally passed down by word of mouth. Often they were told by the light of the moon around a village fire after the completion of a long day of work.. Usually the... More > stories taught a lesson, and frequently, the selfish person learned that lesson the hard way.< Less
FOLK STORIES FROM SOUTHERN NIGERIA WEST AFRICA By ELPHINSTONE DAYRELL, F.R.G.S., F.R.A.I.
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"Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria" appeal to the anthropologist within me, no less than to the lover of what children and older people call "Fairy Tales." The stories are full... More > of mentions of strange institutions, as well as of rare adventures. I may be permitted to offer some running notes and comments on this mass of African curiosities from the crowded lumber-room of the native mind.< Less

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