Central African Folktales (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends) (Paperback)

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Central African Folktales (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends) (Paperback)

By Professor Enongene Mirabeau Sone (Introduction by), J.K. Jackson (General editor)

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From the beating heart of Central Africa comes a collection to join East African, West African and Southern African Folktales

Featuring stories such as The Prince Who Insisted on Possessing the Moon, How the Squirrel outwitted the Elephant, and The Water-Fairies save a Child, tales from Central Africa share many aspects of the same themes across the continent because ancient ethnic groups expanded and migrated over many centuries bringing the oral traditions with them. Tales in the Bantu and Banda languages abound, the Sara and Gbaya too, each bringing their unique inflections to the stories of Anansi-style spiders or other tricksters, where in the Congo, the clever water antelope or gazelle is pitched against the brutish or pompous lions, leopards or elephants. A lively and powerful read.

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Enongene Mirabeau Sone is Professor of African Literature and Folklore Studies at Walter Sisulu University in South Africa. He has taught in many universities in Africa, has published extensively on various aspects of African oral literature and folklore in reputable academic journals across the globe, and has collaborated with leading folklorists.

Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9781804177808
ISBN-10: 1804177806
Publisher: Flame Tree 451
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends