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African poetry: an anthology of traditional African poems;

Author: Ulli Beier
Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge U.P., 1966.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Translations
Anthologie
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulli Beier
ISBN: 0521041414 9780521041416 0521041406 9780521041409
OCLC Number: 1175586
Description: 80 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Invocation of the creator (Yoruba) --
The almighty (Yoruba) --
Prayer to the God Thot (Egyptian) --
Prayer (Galla) --
The creator (Akan) --
The ancestors (Hottentot) --
Hymn to the sun (Fang) --
Song for the sun that disappeared behind the rainclouds (Hottentot) --
Prayer to the moon (Bushman) --
Hymn to lightning (Kijoku) --
Death (Kuba) --
Prayer before the dead body (Hottentot) --
Lament (Akan) --
Lament for the dead mother (Ewe) --
Funeral song (Ibo) --
Longing for death (Ewe) --
Three friends (Yoruba) --
Death as a lotus flower (Egyptian) --
Lament (Mahi) --
Sadness of life (Ewe) --
The train (Iteso) --
Loneliness (Ewe) --
Praise of Chief Mosenene (Sotho) --
Glory to Moshesh (Sotho) --
The Timi of Ede (Yoruba) --
The Oba of Benin (Bini) --
War chant (Fon) --
The god of war (Yoruba) --
The battle of Kadesh (Egyptian) --
The bird catcher (Egyptian) --
The beloved (Fulani) --
Love song (Bagirmi) --
Love song (Zulu) --
The negligent lover (Galla) --
The worthless lover (Amhara) --
Excuses (Egyptian) --
The poor man (Swahili) --
The European (Camma) --
The irresponsible student (Egyptian) --
The lazy man (Yoruba) --
The magnificent bull (Dinka) --
Song of the lioness for her cub (Hottentot) --
Kob antelope (Yoruba) --
Colobus monkey (Yoruba) --
Viper (Yoruba) --
Lullaby (Akan) --
Song (Nyasa) --
The sun (Ewe) --
The sky (Ewe) --
A baby is a European (Ewe) --
Song (Nyasa) --
The moon (Soussou) --
The sweetest thing (Soussou) --
The well (Soussou).
Responsibility: [translated into English] compiled and edited by Ulli Beier; illustrated by Susanne Wenger.

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