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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
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
Teeth of a Snail By Ositadimma Amakeze
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The contention stated, as seen in the two delinquents in “The Teeth of a Snail” is an erroneous phenomenology, “…, since things have refused to happen, I have to happen. And... More > if people begin to wonder, then I will begin to wander”. Ositadimma Amakeze believes ‘we happen’ but there’s an ethics that guides such manifestation. Thus, it is wrong to assume there’s no wrong in doing things wrongly. The protagonists did…., “One would think that Nkuri and Udene did not know they should not have treaded this lonely path at such a sacred hour? No! They knew. Even as children, they had been informally instructed by folk tales that they were never to go to Amama River, especially at this time of mgbachi when spirits and wilderness beings rambled about” and they were done!< Less
Tortoise & Friends Volume I By Dotun Ogunsakin
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An illustrated children's book series based on West African folktales, featuring the adventures (and misadventures) of the clever Tortoise.
Moonlight Dances By Godwin Sadoh
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The two pieces in Moonlight Dances were composed in 1990 and 1993 respectively. The sources of my inspiration are folktale stories in Nigeria. It is a common practice in Nigeria to assemble... More > children in the evening and tell stories about important legends in the culture, histories of towns and places. The stories are often accompanied with folk songs. The radiance of the moonlight always gives a piquant effect to the serene environment. The title of this work is derived from the society where such stories and singing take place.< Less
A Mixed Medicine Bag By Mwalim
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Original Black Wampanoag Folklore: How did the turtle get its shell? How does one become a millionaire? Why do roosters crow at the sun? Where do Backwoods people come from? Open A Mixed Medicine... More > Bag and you just may find the answers, in this witty and entertaining collection of verbal-to-literary jazz, funk’n folklore. A Mixed Medicine Bag contains 15 original Black Wampanoag folk-tales taken from the award-winning storytelling performances of Mwalim *7); one of the contemporary masters of the oral tradition.< Less