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African folktales & sculpture

Author: Paul Radin; James Johnson Sweeney
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1964.
Series: Bollingen series, 32; Bollingen series, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d ed., rev.View all editions and formats
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African folktales & sculpture.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1964
(OCoLC)891121857
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Radin; James Johnson Sweeney
OCLC Number: 514025
Description: xxi, 357 pages : folded color map, plates ; 32 cm.
Contents: Native African folktales --
Introduction / Paul Radin --
Prologue (Ekoi) --
I. The universe and its beginnings --
How spider obtained the Sky-God's stories (Ashanti) --
The separation of God from man (Krachi) --
The creator Nyame and his four wives (Krachi) --
How Abosom, the Lesser Gods, came into the world (Ashanti) --
Why the sun and the moon live in the sky (Efik-Ibibio) --
The sun of the children (Bushmen) --
The brothers, sun and moon, and the pretty girl (Akamba) --
The son of the wind (Bushmen) --
How the stars came (Ekoi) --
How the first rain came (Ekoi) --
The origin of death (Krachi) --
The origin of death (Akamba) --
The origin of death (Hottentot) --
How diseases came to the Ashanti (Ashanti) --
How the Mason-Wasp fetched fire from God (Baila) --
How Kintu was tested before he could carry the daughter of the King of Heaven (Baganda) --
The son of Kimanaueze and the Daughter of Sun and Moon (Ambundu) --
The Blue-jay who married the daughter of God (Baila) --
Mantis created an Eland (Bushmen) --
Why the chief of the Smiths was unable to create human beings (Baganda) --
How spider read the Sky-God's thoughts (Ashanti) --
II. The animal and his world --
Mantis and the All-Devourer (Bushmen) --
The fox and the world (Herero) --
The elephant and the Tortoise (Hottentot) --
The frog and Umdhlubu (Zulu) --
The caterpillar and the wild animals (Masai) --
The gazelle and the leopard (Bakongo) --
The leopard, the squirrel, and the Tortoise (Efik-Ibibio) --
The hare, the hyena, and the Lioness's Cave (Masai) --
Nwashisiana, the Hare (Thonga) --
Master Rabbit and the berries (Tonga) --
How it came about that we shall always see okra the cat lying on a velvet cushion, while okraman the dog sleeps amongt the ashes of the kitchen fire (Ashanti) --
How it came about that the hinder part of Kwaku Ananse the spider became big, at the expense of his head, which is small (Ashanti) --
Why there are cracks in tortoise's shell (Baila) --
Why some animals become domesticated (Suk) --
How honey-guide came to have authority over honey (Baila) --
The bird that made milk (Xosa) --
The man and the snake (Nuer) --
How elephant married a Nama woman and was deceived by her (Nama) --
How Kwaku Ananse got Aso in marriage (Ashanti) III. The realm of man --
The young man who was carried off by a lion (Bushmen) --
How a hunter obtained money from his friends the leopard, the goat, the bush cat, and the cock, and how he got out of repaying them (Efik-Ibibio) --
The little wise woman (Hottentot) --
Zimwa-mbanje the hemp smoker (Mashona) --
Konyek and his father (Masai) --
The lost sister (Akikuyu) --
The woman and the children of the Sycamore Tree (Masai) --
The girl who stayed in the fork of a tree (Bena Mukuni) --
How an unborn child avenged its mother's death (Bena Mukuni) --
The woman who killed her co-wife (Bena Mukuni) --
The slave girl who tried to kill her mistress (Efik-Ibibio) --
The smart man and the fool (Bakongo) --
The greed of the old man and his wife (Masai) --
How contradiction came to the Ashanti (Ashanti) --
How it came about that one person does not reveal the origin from which another person comes (Ashanti) --
Why a girl should marry him to whom she is given in marriage (Ashanti) --
How it came about that children were first whipped (Ashanti) --
Why it is that the elders say we should not repeat sleeping-mat confidences (Ashanti) --
Why you should let your kinsman accompany you when he asks to go along (Ashanti) --
If someone does good to you, you should do good in return (Ashanti) --
Untombinde, the tall maiden (Zulu) --
IV. Man and his fate --
The wonder-worker of the plains (Baronga) --
The enchanted guinea-fowl (Lango) --
The adventures of Mrile (Chaga) --
The handsome ogre-girl of the pool (Akamba) --
The town where none might go to sleep (Hausa) --
M'wambia and the N'jenge (Akikuyu) --
The child and the eagle (Baila) --
The fat woman who melted away (Efik-Ibibio) --
The cherry-pickers (Lango) --
Ngomba's basket (Bakongo) --
The beautiful girl who had no teeth (Bavenda) --
The girl who was sacrificed by her kin and whom her lover brought back from below (Akikuyu) --
The wicked girl and her punishment (Hausa) --
The old woman who stole milk (Zulu) --
The wife who ate the wrong porridge (Bena Mukuni) --
The twin brothers (Bakongo) --
Kenkebe (Xosa) --
The giant of the great water (Akikiuyu) --
A woman for a hundred cattle (Swahili).
Series Title: Bollingen series, 32; Bollingen series, 32.
Responsibility: [folktales selected and edited by Paul Radin with the collaboration of Elinore Marvel ; introduction to the tales by Paul Radin ; sculpture selected with an introduction by James Johnson Sweeney.

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