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Voices of the ancestors : African myth

Author: Tony Allan; Fergus Fleming; Charles Phillips; Time-Life Books.
Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Time-Life Books, ©1999.
Series: Myth and mankind.
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A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allan, Tony.
Voices of the ancestors.
Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Time-Life Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)756457187
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan; Fergus Fleming; Charles Phillips; Time-Life Books.
ISBN: 0705436438 9780705436434 0705436837 9780705436830
OCLC Number: 42904070
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Cradle of mankind (Africa and its peoples --
Picture essay: Ancient palaces of the kings) --
Wonders of creation (Oldest tales of the San --
The separation of Heaven and Earth --
Making the earth --
Ancestors of mankind --
The duality of twinship --
The origin of cattle --
Life's staples of food and fire --
Ancient serpent beings --
Picture essay: Scars of ancestry) --
An ordered world (The coming of death --
Living in terror of witches --
Seeking sanctuary from shapeshifters --
The diviner's secret arts --
Brotherhoods of the initiates --
The roles of men and women --
Learning lessons from the animals --
Picture essay: Death's rich ritual) Heroes and tricksters (The epic songs of the bards --
Wonderful children --
Lonkundo the hunter --
Son of Death --
The blacksmith culture heroes --
Anarchic first man --
Unwitting agents of order --
Keen wits of Ananse --
Hlakanyana the Zulu trickster --
Legba the lecher god --
The outwitting of the mischief-maker --
Dark spirits of the forest fastnesses --
Picture essay: The mystique of masks) --
Kingdoms and empires (The kings who came from the sky --
The vanishing city --
The lion of Manding --
The Queen of Sheba's son --
The wise and peaceful king --
A hero betrayed) --
The African legacy.
Series Title: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: African myth
Responsibility: [writers, Tony Allan, Fergus Fleming, Charles Phillips].

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A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.

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