African Myths & Tales

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ITEM CODE: 66065
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A joyful anthology of over 200 African myths, fables and folklore in a collection of stories drawn from oral tradition and writings across the Continent. From the story of ‘Obatala...
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A joyful anthology of over 200 African myths, fables and folklore in a collection of stories drawn from oral tradition and writings across the Continent. From the story of ‘Obatala Creates Mankind’ from the Yoruba people of West Africa, to ‘The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars’, from the San people of southern Africa. Themed sections explore origin myths, tales of death and the afterlife, animal fables, and stories of trickster spirits, gods and legendary exploits. A fascinating collection highlighting universal themes and ancient, abiding wisdom. Handsomely presented in a hardback edition complete with a foil-stamped and embossed cover. Mixing historical, 19th-century transcriptions of stories heard by European travellers and modern re-tellings.
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Hardback with foiled and embossed cover
24 x 16cm
479 pages
Some stories include historical language which may offend
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Reviews
Overall product rating 5/5
By Miss Hilary Down
29 November 2021
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A lovely book of the stories weather they are true or not, I now have the full set and well pleased and I am looking forward to reading this book as it was the last in the set, and I'm truly happy I now have it
15 September 2021
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I have only just started reading this book but it seems to be as good as the synopsis in the advertising