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The girl who married a lion

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots: a sense of unity with the environment.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Folklore
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Girl who married a lion.
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2004
(OCoLC)989086018
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1841955302 9781841955308 1841954276 9781841954271
OCLC Number: 224129008
Notes: On cover :'with a foreword by MMA Ramotswe'
Description: 174 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Guinea fowl child --
A bad way to treat friends --
A girl who lived in a cave --
Hare fools the baboons --
Pumpkin --
Sister of Bones --
Milk bird --
Beware of friends you cannot trust --
Children of wax --
Brave hunter --
Stone hare --
A tree to sing to --
A blind man catches a bird --
Hare fools lion, again --
Strange animal --
Bad uncles --
Why elephant and hyena live far from people --
The wife who could not work --
Bad blood --
The sad story of tortoise and snail --
An old man saved some ungrateful people --
Lazy baboons --
Great snake --
The girl who married a lion --
Two bad friends --
How a strange creature took the place of a girl and then fell into a hole --
Greater than lion --
Head tree --
The grandmother who was kind to a smelly girl --
The baboons who went this way and that --
Two friends who met for dinner --
The Thathana Maratho tree --
Tremendously clever tricks are played, but to limited effect.
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.

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The Ndebele people of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, from whom these stories originate, are renowned as the proud descendants of the Zulu nation. They are also the possessors of a language rich in beauty  Read more...

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