Treasury of African Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tales, Recollections, Wisdom, Sayings, and Humor of Africa / Edition 2

Treasury of African Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tales, Recollections, Wisdom, Sayings, and Humor of Africa / Edition 2

by Harold Courlander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1569245363

ISBN-13: 2901569245360

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Da Capo Press

In A Treasury of African Folklore, esteemed novelist and folklorist Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of lore, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, historical chronicles, and poetry as told by the peoples of the African continent. In this fascinating exploration of the unwritten literature of the Sudan, the West Coast, the

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In A Treasury of African Folklore, esteemed novelist and folklorist Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of lore, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, historical chronicles, and poetry as told by the peoples of the African continent. In this fascinating exploration of the unwritten literature of the Sudan, the West Coast, the Bantu regions, the eastern grasslands, and the northeastern Horn, Courlander brings to light the diversity in history, origin myths, and tales of the Hausa, Kanuri, Ashanti, Zulu, Mensa, and numerous other peoples. These collected works also reflect the widely differing cultures and traditions found in sub-Saharan Africa, the differing concepts of creation and existence, and the social values that have motivated African peoples in their pursuit of a meaningful life and an understanding of the physical and spiritual attributes of the world around them. Filled with engaging stories -- both lighthearted and meaningful -- and the history behind them, A Treasury of African Folklore will captivate and inspire you with the richness and beauty of the African oral tradition.

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ISBN-13:
2901569245360
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
640

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