Hyena And The Moon

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Gathered from 7 of the more than 40 ethnic groups of Kenya, these stores are brought to you both as original translations and as lively, ready-to-use retellings. Ethnic groups respresented are the Kikuyu, Turkana, Akamba, Kipsigis, Taita, Luhya, and Samburu. Cultural and historical background information on the groups, notes on the stories, lists of further resources, and tips for retelling make this collection useful to librarians, storytellers, public speakers, teachers, and parents. The fascinating account of ...

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Overview

Gathered from 7 of the more than 40 ethnic groups of Kenya, these stores are brought to you both as original translations and as lively, ready-to-use retellings. Ethnic groups respresented are the Kikuyu, Turkana, Akamba, Kipsigis, Taita, Luhya, and Samburu. Cultural and historical background information on the groups, notes on the stories, lists of further resources, and tips for retelling make this collection useful to librarians, storytellers, public speakers, teachers, and parents. The fascinating account of McNeils's own experiences and observations in collecting the tales is woven throughout the book. Beautiful color photos of Kenyan storytellers and the animals portrayed in the stories illustrate her journey and the tales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563081699
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: World Folklore Series
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

HEATHER MCNEIL is Manager of Youth Services at Deschutes Public Libraries, Bend, Oregon. An actress, author, and third-generation storyteller, McNeil has represented the United States at International Storytelling Festivals in New Zealand and Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Travels Through Kenya (map)
Stories from the Kikuyu 1
Who Are the Kikuyu? 3
From My Journal 10
The Boy Who Went to Heaven 14
Original Translation 18
Notes and Tips on the Telling 19
Rabbit and Lion 21
Original Translation 25
Tips on the Telling 26
Stories from the Turkana 27
Who Are the Turkana? 29
From My Journal 31
Not So! 33
Original Translation (Turkana) 38
Original Translation (Samburu) 39
Notes and Tips on the Telling 40
Stories from the Akamba 41
Who Are the Akamba? 43
From My Journal 46
Peace and Quiet 49
Original Translation 53
Tips on the Telling 54
Stories from the Kipsigis 55
Who Are the Kipsigis? 57
From My Journal 60
Monkey's Feast 63
Original Translation 67
Notes and Tips on the Telling 68
Stories from the Taita 71
Who Are the Taita? 73
From My Journal 77
Rabbit's Drum 80
Original Translation 83
Notes and Tips on the Telling 84
Water, Water Will Be Mine 86
Original Translation 95
Tips on the Telling 96
Stories from the Luhya 97
Who Are the Luhya? 99
From My Journal 100
Ripe Fruit 103
Original Translation (Luhya) 105
Original Translation (Kikuyu) 106
Notes and Tips on the Telling 107
Stories from the Samburu 109
Who Are the Samburu? 111
From My Journal 116
Good Luck, Bad Luck 126
Original Translation 131
Notes and Tips on the Telling 133
Hyena and the Moon 134
Original Translation 138
Tips on the Telling 138
Last Days 141
From My Journal 143
Contradictions and Conclusions 145
Glossary 159
Bibliography 163
Index 167
About the Author 171
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