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Yoruba Legends
     

Yoruba Legends

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by M.I. Ogumefu
 

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IN modern times we have begun paying close attention to folklore-old tales, not invented by one man, but belonging to the whole people; not written down, but told by parents to their children, and so handed on for hundreds of years.

The legends and fairy stories in this book belong to the Yoruba country of Southem Nigeria. They relate the adventures of men and

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IN modern times we have begun paying close attention to folklore-old tales, not invented by one man, but belonging to the whole people; not written down, but told by parents to their children, and so handed on for hundreds of years.

The legends and fairy stories in this book belong to the Yoruba country of Southem Nigeria. They relate the adventures of men and animals, and try to explain the mysteries of Nature-Why Women have Long Hair, How the Leopard got his Spots, and so forth. Most of them include very old songs, but these cannot here be given in full.

We must not think that the stories are scientifically true; they grew out of the imagination of the people, and for actual, proven facts we must look in our text-books. We read these folk-tales for their quaintness and humour, for their sympathy with Nature, and because we find in them the ideas and ideals, not just of one man, but of the race.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595478306
Publisher:
NuVision Publications
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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Yoruba Legends 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book about the folktales of the Yoruba peoples of southern Nigeria. It is a great read.
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Drives into camp with jeep and crushes warriors den and beats dusklife up with riot shield and pulls out smg and kills the leader and calls in airstrike and blows up clan "haha! I iz victorious trollcatzclann ftw lol imma go watch tv with my dead owner hahaha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were did everyone go???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K.k. is in our clan they think we stole snakekit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A silver shecat with silver wings and amber eyes padded in, her wings folded against her sides neatly. "Can I join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF YOU SEE A CAT NAMED NIGHTSHADE, CHASE HIM OUT OF YOUR CLAN IMMIDIATLEY!!! HE IS A THREAT TO ALL CATS AND WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF QUEENS AND KITS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You drop it on me or my kits, I will kick your butt to leafbare. If that wont stop you, lunarpaw, than HELLO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He sat by Shyheart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM REBUILDING THIS CLAN! NEW CAMP WILL BE AT 'nci' FIRST RESULT! SHININGCLAN WILL LIVE ON!!!!!!!