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2 edition of African folk tales. found in the catalog.

African folk tales.

Jessie Alford Nunn

African folk tales.

by Jessie Alford Nunn

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Published by Funk & Wagnalls in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Tales -- Africa.,
    • Folklore -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIllustrated by Ernest Crichlow.
      ContributionsCrichlow, Ernest T., 1914- illus.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR350 .N8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination141 p.
      Number of Pages141
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5299762M
      LC Control Number72080706

      African Folk Tales is a collection of 18 West African fables. This book is like unsalted food. There's something there, but it needs just a touch more to be good. The book is part of the Dover Thrift Read full review4/5(3). - Picture books of African folktales and legends. See more ideas about African, Books and Good books pins.

      A collection of South African folk tales from the early 's. Tales about animals including The Monkey's Fiddle, Jackal And Monkey, The White Man And Snake, The Lioness And The Ostrich, Elephant And Tortoise, When Lion Could Fly and The Judgment Of Baboon. "The People Could Fly" is a folktale and this will explain story has been passed generation to generation in Africa and does not have a specific story is based on beliefs of African people during the time of is also a supernatural power where Toby can make people fly by saying the magic words.(pline 58 /5.

      This exciting collection of traditional African folk tales introduces you to a host of interesting people and unusual animals. Eighteen authentic fables, recorded as they were told by tribal members of Nigerian and other cultures, range from the imaginative "Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas" to an entertaining account of "The Man with Seven Dogs."/5. Explore our list of African Folklore & Mythology Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.


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