Synopses & Reviews
A selection of eighty-one folktales from the many cultures that exist south of the Sahara, African Folktales includes tales of the Hausa and the Ashanti, the Bantu, the Bushmen, and the Zulu. The narratives, which range from the mythical tale to the humorous anecdote, are divided into four categories:
I. The Universe and Its Beginnings
II. The Animal and His World
III. The Realm of Man
IV. Man and His Fate
About the Author
The late Paul Radin, one of the most distinguished of American anthropologists, was also the author of The Trickster: A Study of American Indian Mythology (Schocken paperback).
Table of Contents
The spider and the hare -- The hare and the leopard -- Kakokolo -- Masilo -- Njabala -- The king's daughter -- The sun and the moon.