A Dictionary of African Mythology: The Mythmaker as Storyteller

A Dictionary of African Mythology: The Mythmaker as Storyteller

by Harold Scheub


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ISBN-13: 9780195124576
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/11/2002
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Harold Scheub is Professor of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has spent ten years researching and teaching in Africa, and is the author of a number of books, including The Tongue is Fire, Secret Fire, and Story.

Table of Contents

"Mdi Msumu" ix
Introduction xi
Notes on the Organization of This Dictionary xv
The Mythmaker as Storyteller xvi
A Dirtionary of African Mythology 1(280)
The Storyteller as Mythmaker
"The Python's Shining Stone"
Song of the Mythmaker
Sources 281(15)
Bibliography 296(27)
Appendix One: Country 323(7)
Appendix Two: Linguistic/Cultural 330(8)
Appendix Three: The Grand Myth 338(15)
Index 353

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