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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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US"This fascinating exploration of African stories and myths...tells us who we are as human beings--all of us." --Cornel West, author of Race Matters "This wonderful and sustaining work illuminates the power and importance of ancient... (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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The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural whole that interconnects myth, ritual and literature and the differences between its essential unity and the sense of division pervading Western literature are emphasized in this classic... (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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The Epic of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition (African Epic Series)
The Epic of Son-Jara: A West African Tradition (African Epic Series)
by Fa Digi Sisoko
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"... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." --Journal of Religion in Africa This 750-year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali. It constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural... (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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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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As a chiropractor, a psychotherapist, and a professor of Swahili (Columbia U.) and African-American history (Western Washington U.), Ford found that personal healing began when the expression of suffering changed from stories of victimization to myths... (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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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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Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic
Gassire's Lute: A West African Epic
by Alta Jablow
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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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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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Hausa Tales & Traditions Volume 2
Hausa Tales & Traditions Volume 2
by Neil Skinner
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Leopard in the Luggage Urban Legends
Leopard in the Luggage Urban Legends
by Arthur Goldstuck
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