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The cow-tail switch, and other West African stories

Author: Harold Courlander; George Herzog
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969, ©1947.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Africa is Many Things"--And these stories, most of them gathered by Harold Courlander and George Herzog on expeditions to Western Africa, are themselves many things, for there is quick humor in the story called "Takl", and irony, for instance, in "Guinea Fowl and Rabbit Get Justice". Why children "cry for nothing" and how debt came to the tribe are true folk tales. "The Cow-Tail Switch" is one of many stories which  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Courlander; George Herzog
ISBN: 0030357454 9780030357459
OCLC Number: 11071007
Performer(s): Drawings by: Madye Lee Chastain.
Awards: Newbery Honor, 1948.
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Harold Courlander and George Herzog ; drawings by Madye Lee Chastain.

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"Africa is Many Things"--And these stories, most of them gathered by Harold Courlander and George Herzog on expeditions to Western Africa, are themselves many things, for there is quick humor in the story called "Takl", and irony, for instance, in "Guinea Fowl and Rabbit Get Justice". Why children "cry for nothing" and how debt came to the tribe are true folk tales. "The Cow-Tail Switch" is one of many stories which reveal incidentally many of the customs and ways of through of the West African people.

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