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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781804837
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.21 (w) x 7.31 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Afar (Djibouti, Ethiopia) 8
Camel praise song
Amharic (Ethiopia) 12
If you don't think this is proper
Ancient Egyptian (Egypt) 14
The sickness of love
I am yours
The river song
The trap
Unique is a maiden
O my heart, do not flee!
Bemba (Zambia) 20
You who spurn me
My wife, when I'm there...
Berber (Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania) 22
Rising sun
Crazy for you
Restive horse
Hard is the first night
Coptic (Egypt) 28
Love spell to Horus
Dari (Chad) 30
Sugar cane at the field's edge
Aytam floats in the water...
Egyptian (Egypt) 32
You are my life
Hausa (Nigeria, Niger, West Africa) 36
Jummai's song
Come young man!
The day of our farewell
Krio (Sierra Leone) 42
Where are you roaming?
Lala (Zambia) 42
Guess I'm fooled again
Malagasy (Madagascar) 44
Tell me how you love me!
Fig trees I planted
Carry me home my heart
It is in our nature to part
Miss Chatterbox
Come swimming!
Mandinka (Senegal, Gambia) 52
Mandingo woman
Maasai (Kenya, Tanzania) 56
Song of a woman
Mopoi's love song
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