Myths of Ife (Dodo Press)

Myths of Ife (Dodo Press)

by John Wyndham

Paperback

$12.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Monday, December 6

Overview

"The author spent several years as an Assistant District Officer among the Yorubas in Nigeria, and was thus enabled to collect the folklore contained in this book from native sources. The reticence of the natives on religious subjects made it necessary to piece much together from incantations and chance remarks, but it is hoped that the notes will show that no great liberty has been taken with the beliefs of a tribe which inhabits a large area in West Africa. The legends are bare and uncertain, and it seemed that blank verse would prove a more suitable form to present them than prose. ”


Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409909712
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews