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African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa

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Recorded in the early 20th century by an eminent anthropologist, these entertaining tales reflect the geographic and cultural backgrounds of their narrators. They range from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara and the humorously exaggerated Improbable Tales from Sudan. Enhanced by illustrations adapted from prehistoric rock paintings, and by portraits of 20th-century Africans, this volume is of immense value to students of African culture as well as readers of folklore and mythology. 4 maps. 15 black-and-white illus. 6 photos.

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Recorded by an eminent anthropologist, these entertaining tales range from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara and the humorously exaggerated Improbable Tales from Sudan. 4 maps. 15 b/w illus. 6 photos.

Synopsis:

These entertaining tales range from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara. Immensely valuable for readers of African culture, folklore and mythology.

Synopsis:

These entertaining tales reflect the geographic and cultural backgrounds of their storytellers. Ranging from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara, the narrations are enhanced by illustrations adapted from prehistoric rock paintings and portraits of 20th-century Africans. A must-have for readers of African culture and mythology.

Table of Contents

Foreward

Introduction

PART ONE : THE BERBERS

  Kabyl Legends of Creation

    "The First Human Beings, Their Sons and Amazon Daughters"

    The Beginning of Agriculture

    The First Buffalo and the Origin of the Game Animals

    The First Domestic Cattle

    The First Sheep and the Articulation of the Year

  Kabyl Folk Tales

    The Jackal and the Lambs

    The Lion and the Man

    The Beauty of the Partridge

    The Robin

    The Jackal and the Hen

    The Jackal and the Lion

    The Jackal and the Farmer

    The Boasting Jackal

PART TWO: THE SUDANESE

  Soninke Legends

    Gassire's Lute

    The Rediscovery of Wagadu

    The Fight with the Bida Dragon

    Samba Gana

  Fulbe Legend

    The Blue-Blood

  Mande Folk Tales

    Five Improbable Stories

  Nupe Folk Tales

    The Talking Skull

    Question and Answer

    Gratitude

  Haussa Legend

    The Old Woman

PART THREE : SOUTHERN RHODESIANS

  Ngona Horn Stories

    The Moon and his Wives (Wahungwe)

    The Girl with a Mother's Heart (Batonga Chikwisos)

    The Hunter (Wahungwe)

    The Fisherman (Batonga Chikwisos)

    The Water Lions (Wahungwe)

  Wahungwe Legend

    "Mbila, The Rain Sacrifice"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486409115
Author:
Frobenius, Leo
Author:
Fox, Douglas C.
Author:
Frobenius
Author:
Fox
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Folk-lore, african
Subject:
Mythology, african
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
African folktales
Subject:
kabyl
Subject:
ngona
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
97-01
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.59 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Recorded by an eminent anthropologist, these entertaining tales range from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara and the humorously exaggerated Improbable Tales from Sudan. 4 maps. 15 b/w illus. 6 photos.

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These entertaining tales range from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara. Immensely valuable for readers of African culture, folklore and mythology.
"Synopsis" by ,
These entertaining tales reflect the geographic and cultural backgrounds of their storytellers. Ranging from Kabyl creation legends of the Berbers to ballads of the southern Sahara, the narrations are enhanced by illustrations adapted from prehistoric rock paintings and portraits of 20th-century Africans. A must-have for readers of African culture and mythology.
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