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2 edition of Folk Tales of West Africa found in the catalog.

Folk Tales of West Africa

Kamlesh Mohindra

Folk Tales of West Africa

by Kamlesh Mohindra

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Published by Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13129939M
    ISBN 108120710819
    ISBN 109788120710818

    African Folk Tales Background Information. Way of Communicating. There is a rich, fertile legacy of folklore from Africa. On this vast continent, folk tales and myths serve as a means of handing down traditions and customs from one generation to the next.   William H. BARKER ( - ) A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, .

    About: Africa brought forth many rich stories of folklore to the literature world. These stories continue to fascinate audiences and are often taught in schools. The body of African folklore encompasses tales from multiple regions of Africa, including fairy tales and folk tales from South Africa, Nigeria, Rhodesia and Zanzibar. The tales from. Black folk tales: Retold from the Haussa of Northern Nigeria, West Africa by Berry, Erick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    Short Tales from the San / Bushmen & Chrigi-in-Africa,Ranger of the San Clan. The folk tales and stories of the San are unique in many ways, as it bring to life the magic of the African wildlife and educate at the same time. With one of the oldest cultures in the world, the . A collection of folk stories and fairy tales from Southern Nigeria gathered by Elphinstone Dayrell, deputy commissioner of the region when the book was published. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox.


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Folk Tales of West Africa by Kamlesh Mohindra Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book was coauthored by Cecilia Sinclair and will certainly provide hours of entertainment for both parents and children. Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk Tales by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa.

These 5/5(2). Folk tales, folklore from West Africa. In an effort to improve this site, we invite you to participate in our first reader 's a short 5 minute geared towards understanding how you use this site. WEST AFRICAN FOLK-TALES 6 looking tree, he began to climb. The heavy pot, hang-ing in front of him, made hi s ascent almost impossible.

Again and again he tried to reach the top of the tree, where he intended to hang the pot. There, he thought, Wisdom would indeed be beyond the reach of every one but himself.

He was unable, however, to carry out. This beautifully well-written West African "Cinderella" folk tale and the lush and colorful pictures will excite and delight young folks. I love it as well and have read it to my class for the past two years.

It is a good companion with other folk tales, Ananse stories from Africa and other versions of the Cinderella tale/5(7). of results for Books: Children's Books: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths: African Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1)) The collection of folktales from Africa consists of four books with 88 stories: 28 South African folktales, 40 Nigerian folktales and 10 Tanzanian folktales.

Top African folktales as visited by users. man who never lied. and Jackal. Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter. Woman with Two Skins. King's Magic Drum. A delightful collection of folk tales from West Africa including 18 Anansi tales, as well as 17 others.

Includes the story of how the tales came to be called Anansi tales. In the olden days all the stories which men told were stories of Nyankupon, the chief /5. This list of folktales from African kicks off my series of book lists featuring folktales from around the ss to say, Africa is a diverse continent, with no single culture and so just like Appalachian tales do not reflect stories from the Wild West, neither do Liberian folk stories reflect Egyptian culture.

Nigeria is a country in West Africa. With a population of million people, Nigerians form the seventh largest nation in the world. The collection of folktales from Nigeria consists of one book with 40 folktales collected from Southern Nigeria. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Distributor statement from label on p.

[4] of cover. Description: 96 pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Once Upon West Africa is a collection of fifty Liberian folk tales the author collected as a Peace Corps Volunteer. These tales do not end with the words "and they all lived happily ever after." The tales from Liberia frequently taught a lesson where the evil, rotten, nasty person - usually that trickster Spider - gets it in the end.

These 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. These tales deal with themes common throughout West Africa and the world.

Indeed, American readers will recognize such characters as Brer 5/5(1). A West African folktale about a spider who is presented with a dilemma when each of his six sons saves his life and he must determine which one he should reward. African Folk Tales. There is an interesting narration to tell how African Folk Tales were born.

The African people say: The mouse goes everywhere into rich people's houses and into the poorest people's houses, too. In the old days the mouse made stories from all that she saw.

Stories were her children. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Check out the Stories page for a complete listing of folk are (continually) in the process of collecting more folk tales from West Africa, so check back regularly. And if you have any comments, we would love to hear them.

- The Clever Monkey, a folktale from West Africa, is an entertaining story to begin teaching children about folktales. After reading this story with your children, they can easily get into groups of three and begin retelling the story.4/5. The collection begins with the Anansi tales of West Africa, stories featuring a trickster character who is both a human and a spider, a decision that Ms.

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Free Games about Africa. Free Presentations in PowerPoint format.Sacred Texts Africa Buy this Book on Kindle. SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES BY JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D. [] Contents Start Reading Text [Zipped] This is a collection of South African folklore collected during the 19th century.

It includes many great animal tales with classic African wisdom. These 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.

These tales deal with themes common throughout West Africa and the world.