African Folk Tales.

Lane, Yoti.

Picture of African Folk Tales.
Originally published in 1946, these delightful folk tales from West Africa offer a window into African culture and folk wisdom with evocative black and white illustrations by Blair Hugh-Stanton. These age-old fables explain why the leopard has no friends, how wild dogs became domesticated, why pigs dig, and much more.

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SKU: 9780486791982


Description

A delight for readers and listeners of all ages, these 25 traditional tales from West Africa were originally accompanied by music and dance. The stories' drama and folk wisdom shine through in these captivating retellings, which are illustrated by evocative woodcut illustrations. Age-old fables explain why the leopard has no friends, how wild dogs became domesticated, and why pigs dig. Adventure stories recount a prince's quest for an ancient ivory horn and the struggles of two sisters, separated by slavery, to reunite. All of the stories are populated by memorable characters such as a greedy monkey and ambitious ants, a pair of crickets forced to sing for their supper, a couple of fishermen who compete for a bride, and the Man-in-the-Moon and his wife.

Book Details

Author Lane, Yoti.
Format PB
Series Title Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications Inc.
Number of Pages 240
Publish Date 18/03/2015
Catalogue Aug19
Catalogue book number 199