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African myths and legends

Author: Kathleen Arnott; Joan Kiddell-Monroe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989. ©1962
Series: Oxford myths and legends.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Drawn from all parts of Africa, the myths and legends of the African people demonstrate a fierce sense of justice, great powers of patience and endurance, and supreme ability as story-tellers.
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Genre/Form: Legends
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Arnott; Joan Kiddell-Monroe
ISBN: 0192741438 9780192741431
OCLC Number: 18949001
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why the dog is the friend of man (Congo : Bushong) --
The man who learned the language of the animals (Ghana : Akan) --
Tortoise and the lizard (East/Central Africa : Bantu) --
The rubber man (Northern Nigeria : Hausa) --
Tortoise and the baboon (Nyasaland : Nyanja) --
Spider and the lion (Northern Nigeria : Hausa) --
Thunder and lightning (Eastern Nigeria : Ibibio) --
Why the crab has no head or how the first river was made (Eastern Nigeria : Ikom) --
A test of skill (Northern Nigeria : Hausa) --
The tale of the superman (Northern Nigeria : Hausa) --
Why the bush-fowl calls at dawn and why flies buzz (Eastern Nigeria : Ekoi) --
Spider and squirrel (Ghana : Akan) --
Unanana and the elephant (South Africa : Zulu) --
Spider's web (Central Nigeria : Tiv) --
The magic horns (South Africa : Xhosa) --
Snake magic (East Africa : Swahili) --
Hare and the corn bins (Northern Nigeria : Fulani) --
What the squirrel saw (Congo : Mongo) --
Hare and the hyena (East/Central Africa : Bantu) --
The calabash children (Tanganyika : Chaga) --
The blacksmith's dilemma (Uganda : Baganda) --
The magic drum (Western Nigeria : Yoruba) --
Why the sun and moon live in the sky (Eastern Nigeria : Ibibio) --
The monkey's heart (East Africa : Swahili) --
The children who lived in a tree-house (Tanganyika : Kamba) --
Why the bat flies at night (Eastern Nigeria : Ibibio) --
Tug of war (East/Central Africa : Bantu) --
The discontented fish (Senegal : Fulani) --
Hallabau's jealousy (Northern Nigeria : Hausa) --
Goto, King of the land and the water (Northern Nigeria : Fulani) --
The singing drum and the mysterious pumpkin (East/Central Africa : Bantu) --
The snake chief (South Africa : Xhosa) --
The two brothers (South Africa : Zulu) --
Fereyel and Debbo Engal the witch (Gambia : Fulani).
Series Title: Oxford myths and legends.
Responsibility: retold by Kathleen Arnott ; illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.

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A collection of thirty-four tales from all areas of Africa south of the Sahara.  Read more...

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