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Ants will not eat your fingers; a selection of traditional African poems,

Author: Leonard W Doob
Publisher: New York, Walker [1966]
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Genre/Form: Translations
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Doob, Leonard William, 1909-
Ants will not eat your fingers.
New York, Walker [1966]
(OCoLC)570748175
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard W Doob
OCLC Number: 613092
Description: 127 pages 23 cm
Contents: Battle Hymn / J.H. Driberg --
Cradle Songs / J.H. Kwabena Nketia --
A Song of the Minstrels / J.B. Danquah --
Dancing Song / J.H. Kwabena Nketia --
Love Songs / J.H. Kwabena Nketia --
Elegy for Duodu, A Brave Man / J.H. Kwabena Nketia --
Evalation / J.G. Christaller --
Song for an Absent Chief / J.H. Kwabena Nketia --
Hunting Song / B. Stefaniszyn --
Household Song / Sylvia Pankhurst --
Antiphony / T. Edward Bowdich --
Chant for Girls During Puberty Ceremony / R.S. Rattray --
Perspective / R.S. Rattray --
Songs Before Clitoridectomy Rites / A.M. Vergiat --
Songs During Circumcision Rites for Boys / A.M. Vergiat --
Lullaby / Ch. Beart --
Initiation Song of Girls / Audrey I. Richards --
Hunting Prayer / Viktor Lebzelter --
The Sun's Curse Upon the Horse / James A. Honey --
Prayer for the Star Canopus / Dorothea F. Bleek --
Song for the Lazy / Dugald Campbell --
Children's Song / Bruno Gutmann --
Morning Prayer / Bruno Gutmann --
Tributes to the Chief / Bruno Gutmann --
Chorus Sung by Co-Wives to One Another / Melville J. Herskovits --
Dirge / Frances Herskovits --
Ditty for a Child Losing His First Tooth / Melville J. Herskovits --
Song to the Envious / Frances Herskovits --
Hymn of Propitiation / J.H. Driberg --
Song for Dance of Young Girls / J.H. Driberg --
War Song / Godfrey Lienhardt --
Funeral Hymns / Friedrich Ebding --
Lamentation / Johannes Ittmann --
Complaints / Paul Wiegrabe --
Dolor / Diedrich Westermann --
The Sorrows of Death Paul Wiegrabe --
Yearning / Geormbeeyi Adali-Mortti --
Distracting an Opponent in a Game of Skill / Gunter Tessmann --
Invocation to the Spirit of the Race / R.P.H. Trilles --
Chain-Rhyme / D.W. Arnott --
Blessings Upon an Infant / M.J, Field --
In Honor of a King Who Acquired Several Young Wives / Apolo Kagwa --
Maternal Advise to Young Parrots / Akiki K. Nyabongo --
Song of the Turtle / Mike Joslin --
The Farmer / Wolf Leslau --
Wail of One Rejected / Rudolf Prietze --
Praise Song for a Drummer / Mary Smith --
Song / Hugh Tracey --
Girl's Song / A.C. Jordan --
Civil War Song / Leonhard Schultze --
Love Song / Leonhard Schultze --
To Doves / D.F.v.d. Merwe --
Love Song for Nneka / D.C. Osadebay --
On Truth / J.R. Patterson --
Praise Songs for Various Chiefs and Sultans / J.R. Patterson --
Lullaby of an Abondoned Mother / I. Schapera --
Songs Accompanying Healing Magic / Jomo Kenyatta --
Girl's Secret Love Song / J.G. Peristiany --
Hymn to God / J. Van Wing --
Incantation During Initiation Into a Secret Society / J. Van Wing --
Rain-Making Litany / J.H. Driberg --
Songs for the Rain Festival / J.H. Driberg --
Prayer to Ancestral Spirits / Gunter Wagner --
Mother's Song / Esther Warner --
Hain-Teny (Love Poem) / Miriam Koshland --
A Love Message / Flavien Ranaivo --
Proverb / Blaise Cendrars --
Song to a Gun / Blaise Cendrars --
Formulas Recited as Divinations After Throwing Four Principal and Forty-Two Accessory Bones / W.M. Eiselen --
Preoccupation / Merlin Ennis --
Song of the Fishermen / Wilfrid Dyson Hambly --
Minstrel's Song / K.L. Little --
On Wealth / F.W.H. Migeod --
From the Legend of the National Hero / Joseph Esser --
Songs During Love Dances / A.A.D. Delobsom --
Dance Tune / Hans Koritschoner --
Lullaby / Margaret Read --
Litany / Margaret Read --
Praise for a Chief / I. Schapera --
Hunter's Song / Hans Koritschoner --
Prayer for Rain / R.S. Rattray --
Lament / Ella Kidney --
Dance of the Animals / Blaise Cendrars --
Song During Circumcision Rite / H.A. Fosbrooke --
Song for a Dance / Otto Dempwolff --
A Boast of the Mad Mullah Who Fought the British / Enrico Cerulli --
Legend / Somali Ministry of Information --
Love Lyrics / Margaret Laurence --
Species of Women / Enrico Cerulli --
Traditional Song / B. Andrzejewski and I.M. Lewis --
Lullaby / Ch. Beart --
Song of Novices in the Secret Society of Snake Charmers / Hans Cory --
The Drought / Hans Koritschoner --
The European / Hans Koritschoner --
A Ditty / A. Werner --
In Praise of Marriage / Lyndon Harries --
The Poor Man / Lyndon Harries --
The Warrior / Lundon Harries --
Lullaby / E.J. Bourhill and J.B. Drake --
To Fatima / Johannes Lukas --
Praise for a Chief / A.C. Jordan --
Concerning the Totemic Animal of an Age Group / J.C.D. Lawrance --
Complaint of a Jilted Lover / Henri A. Junod --
Song of Young Men Working in Gold Mines of Johannesburg / Henri A. Junod --
Prayer of Warriors / Gunter Wagner --
Love Song of a Girl / A.C. Jordan --
Taunts of Old Women to a Pregnant Wife / A.M. Hokororo --
Dignity / E.A. Babalola --
Moral Discourses of the Supreme God / J.D. Clarke --
Praise Songs for Eshu Elegba, the God of Mischief / Joan Wescott --
Maiden's Song / Hermann Rehse --
War Song / Hermann Rehse --
Modern Concert Song / Hugh Tracey --
Love Song / Hugh Tracey --
Song of Those Growing Old / Hugh Tracey.
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