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African myths and legends,

Author: Kathleen Arnott
Publisher: New York, H.Z. Walck, 1963 [©1962]
Series: Oxford myths and legends.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Thirty-four tales taken from the folklore of nineteen different African countries. "These are tales of humor and sadness, good and evil, about animals, humans and superhumans"--Publisher's notes.
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Arnott, Kathleen.
African myths and legends.
New York, H.Z. Walck, 1963 [©1962]
(OCoLC)575241147
Online version:
Arnott, Kathleen.
African myths and legends.
New York, H.Z. Walck, 1963 [©1962]
(OCoLC)607887743
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Arnott
OCLC Number: 486137
Description: 211 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: Why the dog is the friend of man (Bushong, Congo) --
The man who learned the language of the animals (Akan, Ghana) --
Tortoise and the lizard (Bantu, East/Central Africa) --
The rubber man (Hausa, northern Nigeria) --
Tortoise and the baboon (Nyanja, Nyasaland) --
Spider and the lion (Hausa, northern Nigeria) --
Thunder and lightning (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) --
Why the crab has no head or how the first river was made (Ikom, eastern Nigeria) --
A test of skill (Hausa, northern Nigeria) --
The tale of the superman (Hausa, northern Nigeria) --
Why the bush-fowl calls at dawn and why flies buzz (Ikoi, eastern Nigeria) --
Spider and Squirrel (Akan, Ghana) --
Unanana and the elephant (Zulu, South Africa) --
Spider's web (Tiv, central Nigeria) --
The magic horns (Xhosa, South Africa) --
Snake magic (Swahili, East Africa) --
Hare and the corn bins (Fulani, northern Nigeria) --
What the squirrel saw (Mongo, Congo) --
Hare and the hyena (Bantu, East/Central Africa) --
The calabash children (Chaga, Tanganyika) --
The blacksmith's dilemma (Baganda, Uganda) --
The magic drum (Yoruba, western Nigeria) --
Why the sun and moon live in the sky (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) --
The monkey's heart (Swahili, East Africa) --
The children who lived in a tree-house (Kamba, Tanganyika) --
Why the bat flies at night (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) --
Tug of war (Bantu, East/Central Arrica) --
The discontented fish (Fulani, Senegal) --
Hallabau's jealousy (Hausa, northern Nigeria) --
Goto, king of the land and the water (Fulani, northern Nigeria) --
The singing drum and the mysterious pumpkin (Bantu, East/Central Africa) --
The snake chief (Xhosa, South Africa) --
The two brothers (Zulu, South Africa) --
Fereyel and Debbo Engal the witch (Fulani, Gambia) --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Oxford myths and legends.
Responsibility: retold by Kathleen Arnott.

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Thirty-four tales taken from the folklore of nineteen different African countries. "These are tales of humor and sadness, good and evil, about animals, humans and superhumans"--Publisher's notes.

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