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Tales From West Africa

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ISBN : 0192750763
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents a collection of West African tales describing a variety of cunning tricksters, including Monkey, Shark, and Crocodile.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How Stories Came Into The World

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ISBN : UOM:39015025190235
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Once only Mouse knew, and kept to himself, the stories of how the world came to be until angry Lightning broke down Mouse's door and the stories escaped into the world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

West African Folktales

Author : Jack Berry
ISBN : 9780810109933
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of tales with a cast of mermaids, tortoises, brothers, and insects, teaches lessons in greed, evil, and more
Category: Fiction

West African Trickster Tales

Author : Martin Bennett
ISBN : 0192741721
Genre : Africa, West
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This lively collection comes from West Africa, a place "where stories grow on trees." Here are the famous tricksters: Hare, Tortoise, and the greatest of them all--Ananse the spider. The stories are full of larger-than-life characters and situations, and include the tale of how Ananse got his thin waist, how Crocodile learnt his lesson, and how Monkey managed not to get eaten by Shark.
Category: Africa, West

Clever Monkey

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ISBN : 0874838010
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A West African tale in which two cats argue over some cheese, and a clever monkey, who offers to help, manages to get most of the cheese for himself.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

West African Folk Tales

Author : William Henry Barker
ISBN : 0898758564
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Leopard S Drum

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ISBN : 9781845075064
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Because Osebo the leopard won't share his magnificent drum with anyone, Nyame the Sky-God offers a reward to whichever animal presents the drum to him.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Someone Called Lindiwe

Author : G. Smith
ISBN : 0333992490
Genre : Adopted children
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Category: Adopted children

Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs A Tale From West Africa 6 Pack

Author : Leah Osei
ISBN : 9781433355479
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Beautiful, colorful illustrations show the West African tale of Anansi the spider. In this version of the story, Anansi ties a bit of web to each leg and leaves the other end with many friends who are cooking delicious food. When the food is ready, they will tug on the thread so that Anansi can eat the meal. Much to Anansi's surprise, all the food is ready at once, causing each of Anansi's legs to be pulled in all different directions! As early readers follow the easy-to-read font, they'll learn why spiders have such long, thin legs to this very day. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title plus a lesson plan.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

West African Folk Tales

Author : Hugh Vernon-Jackson
ISBN : 9780486149813
Genre : Social Science
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Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals — among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum."
Category: Social Science

Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria West Africa

Author : Elphinstone Dayrell
ISBN : 9781465517098
Genre : Folklore
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MANY years ago a book on the Folk-Tales of the Eskimo was published, and the editor of The Academy (Dr. Appleton) told one of his minions to send it to me for revision. By mischance it was sent to an eminent expert in Political Economy, who, never suspecting any error, took the book for the text of an interesting essay on the economics of "the blameless Hyperboreans." Mr. Dayrell's "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 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. I. The Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter.--The story, like the tales of the dark native tribes of Australia, rises from that state of fancy by which man draws (at least for purposes of fiction) no line between himself and the lower animals. Why should not the fair heroine, Adet, daughter of the tortoise, be the daughter of human parents? The tale would be none the less interesting, and a good deal more credible to the mature intelligence. But the ancient fashion of animal parentage is presented. It may have originated, like the stories of the Australians, at a time when men were totemists, when every person had a bestial or vegetable "family-name," and when, to account for these hereditary names, stories of descent from a supernatural, bestial, primeval race were invented. In the fables of the world, speaking animals, human in all but outward aspect, are the characters. The fashion is universal among savages; it descends to the Buddha's jataka, or parables, to sop and La Fontaine. There could be no such fashion if fables had originated among civilised human beings. The polity of the people who tell this story seems to be despotic. The king makes a law that any girl prettier than the prince's fifty wives shall be put to death, with her parents. Who is to be the Paris, and give the fatal apple to the most fair? Obviously the prince is the Paris. He falls in love with Miss Tortoise, guided to her as he is by the bird who is "entranced with her beauty." In this tribe, as in Homer's time, the lover offers a bride-price to the father of the girl. In Homer cattle are the current medium; in Nigeria pieces of cloth and brass rods are (or were) the currency. Observe the queen's interest in an affair of true love. Though she knows that her son's life is endangered by his honourable passion, she adds to the bride-price out of her privy purse. It is "a long courting"; four years pass, while pretty Adet is "ower young to marry yet." The king is very angry when the news of this breach of the royal marriage Act first comes to his ears. He summons the whole of his subjects, his throne, a stone, is set out in the market-place, and Adet is brought before him. He sees and is conquered.
Category: Folklore

Anansi And The Box Of Stories

Author : Stephen Krensky
ISBN : 9781580136556
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Long ago in Africa, the sky god Nyame keeps all of the stories to himself, but when Anansi the spider asks their price, Nyame agrees to trade his stories if Anansi can perform four seemingly impossible tasks.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Zomo The Rabbit

Author : Gerald McDermott
ISBN : 0547351879
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Zomo the rabbit, a trickster from West Africa, wants wisdom. But he must accomplish three apparently impossible tasks before Sky God will give him what he wants. Is he clever enough to do as Sky God asks? “The tale moves along with the swift concision of a good joke, right down to its satisfying punch line.”--Publishers Weekly “Wildly exuberant, full of slapstick and mischief, this version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale, featuring a clever rabbit, is a storyteller’s delight.”--Booklist
Category: Juvenile Fiction

West Africa

Author : Mira Bartok
ISBN : 0673361373
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

African Folktales In The New World

Author : William Russell Bascom
ISBN : 0253311284
Genre : Social Science
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These essays, devoted to traditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the last major research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on African art and folklore. His intention was to demonstrate the African roots of African American folktales.
Category: Social Science

African Myths Tales

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ISBN : 9781839643101
Genre : Fiction
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Africa south of the Sahara is a land of wide-ranging traditions and varying cultures. Despite the diversity and the lack of early written records, the continent possesses a rich body of folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the strong custom of storytelling and which often share similar elements, characters and ideas between peoples. So this collection offers a hefty selection of legends and tales – stories of the gods, creation and origins, trickster exploits, animal fables and stories which entertain and edify – from ‘Obatala Creates Mankind’, from the Yoruba people of west Africa, to ‘The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars’, from the San people of southern Africa, all collected in a gorgeous gold-foiled and embossed hardback to treasure.
Category: Fiction

Animals Mourn For Da Leopard

Author : Peter G. Dorliae
ISBN : LCCN:74084167
Genre : Folklore
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Ten tales and proverbs introducing popular folk characters from West Africa.
Category: Folklore

The Trickster In West Africa

Author : Robert D. Pelton
ISBN : 0520067916
Genre : History
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The trickster appears in the myths and folktales of nearly every traditional society. Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, and laughter; cosmic process and personal history; divination and social change.
Category: History

Building Peace In West Africa

Author : Adekeye Adebajo
ISBN : 1588260771
Genre : History
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The International Peace Academy
Category: History