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Penguin Epics #17: The Sunjata Story
Penguin Epics #17: The Sunjata Story
by Anonymous
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After the leader of a great African kingdom hears that a baby has been born who will destroy him, he hides behind a mighty army and surrounds himself with magical charms.JThere remains only one way to kill him.JWhen the sister of his enemy seduces him... (read more)

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Indaba, My Children : African Folktales (99 Edition)
Indaba, My Children : African Folktales (99 Edition)
by Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa
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As a young man, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Zulu from the South African province of Natal, was determined to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a tribal historian in order to keep the rich oral tradition of his culture alive. In this... (read more)

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The Epic of Askia Mohammed (African Epic Series)
The Epic of Askia Mohammed (African Epic Series)
by Thomas Hale
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Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a... (read more)

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Fairy Tale and Folklore #05: African Folktales
Fairy Tale and Folklore #05: African Folktales
by Roger Abrahams
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Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms.... (read more)

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Ritual Cosmos: Sanctification of Life in
Ritual Cosmos: Sanctification of Life in
by Evan Zuesse
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In the West we are accustomed to think of religion as centered in the personal quest for salvation or the longing for unchanging Being. Perhaps this is why we have found it so difficult to understand the religions of Africa. These religions are oriented... (read more)

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Myth, Literature and the African World
Myth, Literature and the African World
by Wole Soyinka
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Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa.... (read more)

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Legends of Africa
Legends of Africa
by Mwizenge Tembo
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With their universal themes of love, loss, and justice, myths, which define the values and customs of a particular society, continue to have meaning for us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were first told. The lavishly illustratd volumes... (read more)

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Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar
Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar
by Colleen J Mcelroy
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Gifted travel writer, poet, professor of English, and insightful observer of human nature, Colleen McElroy journeyed to Madagascar to undertake a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. In Over the Lip of the World she... (read more)

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Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans
Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans
by Daryl Cumber Dance
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This collection of 565 individual pieces of black folklore provides a rare combination of inclusiveness and honesty...this first-rate anthology is recommended for...general readers and specialists.... (read more)

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The hero with an African face :mythic wisdom of traditional Africa
The hero with an African face :mythic wisdom of traditional Africa
by Clyde W Ford
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"Discovering a deeply meaningful African myth is like finding an old snapshot of myself in a place long forgotten.... These myths are more than just folk tales or fables.... Here are epics as grand as Gilgamesh, heroes as hardy as Hercules, heroines as... (read more)

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African Folktales
African Folktales
by Paul Radin
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West African Folktales
West African Folktales
by Steven H Gale
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Voices of the Ancestors
Voices of the Ancestors
by Time Life
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Spirit of Badenia
Spirit of Badenia
by Sheikh Gibri Kamara
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West African Trickster Tales
West African Trickster Tales
by Martin Bennett
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Black Cloth a Collection of African
Black Cloth a Collection of African
by Bernard Binli Dadie
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The mirror of dearth -- The black cloth -- The pitcher -- Spider's hump -- L'enfant terrible -- Spider's ox -- Spider and the tortoise -- Mother iguana's funeral -- The pig's snout -- The hunter and the boa -- The sacred cow -- The bat's relations -- The... (read more)

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Sunjata (Penguin Classics)
Sunjata (Penguin Classics)
by Bamba Suso
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Sunjata is a major African oral epic which details the exploits of its eponymous hero who started life as a gluttonous and slow-witted child and went on to defeat his greatest adversary and establish himself as master of the growing Mali empire. The tale... (read more)

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West African Folktales
West African Folktales
by Jack Berry
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These 123 tales reflect the rich oral tradition of West African folklore. Playful and sly, they teem with talking animals and shape-shifting tricksters, with pacts and promises made and broken, and with impossible deeds done through chicanery and magic... (read more)

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Tales from southern Africa.
Tales from southern Africa.
by A C Jordan
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Hausa Tales & Traditions Volume 2
Hausa Tales & Traditions Volume 2
by Neil Skinner
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