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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
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
The Lizard Prince and More Hausa Folktales By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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The Lizard Prince and more Hausa Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Hausa people. The Hausa are native to the northern part of Nigeria. The cultural influence... More > of this ethnic group however stretches much further out into the West Africa region. The themes of most folktales of the Hausa derive from the largely animist and Islamic influences, as well as strong respect for traditional offices and leaders.< Less
The Foo-foo Tree and More Efik Folktales By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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The Foo-Foo Tree and more Efik Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Efik people . The Efik are native to South East Nigeria even though they were said to have... More > migrated from the Cameroons. Originally the economy of the region which they occupy was based on fishing and trading . This aspect of their daily lives as well as the mortal dread of the Ekpe secret society which regularly made and enforced laws, will be seen to have formed the bedrock of their local anecdotes.< Less
The Kini-kini Bird and More Yoruba Folktales By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Yoruba people. The Yoruba are native to the western part of Nigeria. A few centuries ago,... More > the cultural influence of this ethnic group stretched much further out into the West Africa region. Folk tales of the Yoruba are often severely fantastic, the themes generally underscoring the largely agrarian occupation and also the great reverence accorded the gods and the traditional rulers of the communities.< Less

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