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Bury my bones but keep my words : African tales for retelling

Author: Tony Fairman; Meshack Asare
Publisher: Collins, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
A collection of traditional African tales, including "The Man With a Tree on His Head," "There's One Day for the Victim," and "The Two Swindlers."

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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Fairman; Meshack Asare
ISBN: 0001849883 9780001849884
OCLC Number: 22890902
Description: 192 pages
Contents: Nyar-upoko (Luo tale, Kenya) --
Zazamankh (Ancient Egypt) --
The man with a tree on his head (Tswana tale, Botswana) --
The bag of money (Wolof tale, The Gambia) --
The good herdboy (Luhya tale, Kenya) --
Karimirwa and Musiguku (Luhya tale, Kenya) --
There's one day for the victim (Yoruba tale, Nigeria) --
Hare and the white man (Tswana tale, South Africa) --
Hare and his friends (Luo tale, Kenya) --
Dubulihasa (Xhosa tale, South Africa) --
Omutugwa (Luhya tale, Kenya) --
The wise little girl (Khoikhoi tale, Namibia) --
The two swindlers (Hausa tale, Nigeria).
Responsibility: retold by Tony Fairman.


The tales come from several African countries and are a mixture of traditional and modern stories about foolish, arrogant or greedy people who are exposed for what they are. The stories are written  Read more...


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