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Hero With an African Face (99 Edition)
Hero With an African Face (99 Edition)
by Clyde W. Ford
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Drawing on extensive research and his own wide travels, Ford vividly retells ancient African myths and tales and brings to light their universal meanings.... (read more)

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African Folktales
African Folktales
by Paul Radin
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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... (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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Voices of the Ancestors
Voices of the Ancestors
by Time Life
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A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.... (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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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. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore... (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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African Myths & Legends
African Myths & Legends
by Kathleen Arnott
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Drawn from all parts of Africa, the myths and legends of the African people demonstrate a fierce sense of justice, great powers of patience and endurance, and supreme ability as story-tellers.... (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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African folktales.
African folktales.
by Paul Radin
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A representative collection of eighty-one myths and folktales chosen from the oral tradition of the peoples of Africa south of the Sahara. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... (read more)

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Once Upon a Kingdom: Myth, Hegemony, and Identity
Once Upon a Kingdom: Myth, Hegemony, and Identity
by Isidore Okpewho
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Using stories he collected from narrators from the old West African kingdom of Benin, the author shows how the present mirrors the past in both folklore and political reality, suggesting that African states fail to create a level playing field for the... (read more)

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West African Folktales
West African Folktales
by Steven H Gale
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Spirit of Badenia
Spirit of Badenia
by Sheikh Gibri Kamara
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Essential African mythology
Essential African mythology
by Ngangur Mbitu
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How Tables Came to Umu Madu: The Fabulous History of an Unknown Continent
How Tables Came to Umu Madu: The Fabulous History of an Unknown Continent
by Ekeh Efanim
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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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Emigane Y Abatwa Batwa Folktales
Emigane Y Abatwa Batwa Folktales
by Edirisa Society
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