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Fourteen hundred cowries : and other African tales

Author: Abayomi Fuja; Anne Pellowski; Ademola Olugebefola
Publisher: New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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This is a collection of thirty-one folktales "about people and animals, nature and the gods. Many attempt to explain some aspect of nature, whil others distill the wisdom of the Ancient Yorubas of Africa."
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abayomi Fuja; Anne Pellowski; Ademola Olugebefola
OCLC Number: 162788
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Fourteen hundred cowries --
The wrestling contest between the cat and the tortoise --
Concerning the leopard and the hedgehog --
The beautiful girl and the fish --
The sad story of the tadpole --
The boy and the piece of yam --
Oni and the great bird --
The funeral of the hyena's mother --
Taking a sacrifice to heaven --
The snail and the leopard --
Why tortoises are sacrificed --
Motinu and the monkeys --
The twins --
The hen and the hawk --
Concerning the Egas and their young --
The elephant and the cock --
The hunter and the hind --
Oniyeye and King Olu Dotun's daughter --
Kin Kin and the cat --
The funeral of the forest king --
Ahoro and his wife Etipa --
The orphan boy and the magic twigs --
Tintinyin and the unknown king of the spirit world --
The wise dog --
The wooden spoon and the whip --
Why the hawk never steals --
The bull and the fly --
Olusegbe --
The story of stranger and traveler --
The hunter and his magic flute --
Olobun's sacrifice.
Responsibility: collected by Abayomi Fuja ; with an introduction by Anne Pellowski ; illustrated by Ademola Olugebefola.

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This is a collection of thirty-one folktales "about people and animals, nature and the gods. Many attempt to explain some aspect of nature, whil others distill the wisdom of the Ancient Yorubas of Africa."

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