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African Tales
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The latest work from Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African folktales, is the broadest collection yet assembled with tales from the entire continent of Africa, north to south. It brings together mythic, fantastic, and coming-of-age tales, some transcribed more than a hundred years ago, others dating to modern-day Africa. Scheub includes the work of storytellers from major African language groups, as well as many storytellers whose work is not often heard outside of Africa. This anthology offers a classroom-ready collection that should appeal to any scholar of African literature and culture. Realizing that these tales are part of a dying art, Scheub writes for the inner ear in everyone, bringing an oral tradition to life in written form.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. African Tales
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-2
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  1. 1. Asante (Ghana) Kwaku Ananse and Aso
  2. pp. 3-7
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  1. 2. Apinji (Gabon) Akenda Mbani
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. 3. Arabic (Egypt) The Cock
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. 4. Arabic (Morocco) Tale of a Lantern
  2. pp. 15-25
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  1. 5. Batanga (Cameroon) The Favored Daughter
  2. pp. 26-29
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  1. 6. Berber (Algeria) The African
  2. pp. 30-33
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  1. 7. Berber (Libya) Dschemil and Dschemila
  2. pp. 34-47
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  1. 8. Berber (Morocco) Half-a-Cock
  2. pp. 48-51
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  1. 9. Bulu (Cameroon) The Boy and the Girl
  2. pp. 52-54
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  1. 10. Bura (Nigeria) Mbewa and Nkerma
  2. pp. 55-60
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  1. 11. Fiote (Republic of Congo) The Twin Brothers
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. 12. Fuuta Jalon (Guinea) Samba Gueladio Diegui
  2. pp. 65-79
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  1. 13. Gourmanchéma (Niger) Fountinndouha
  2. pp. 80-84
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  1. 14. Grebo (Liberia) The Man and the Leopard
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. 15. Hausa (Nigeria) The Two Girls
  2. pp. 87-93
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  1. 16. Herero (Namibia) The Fleeing Girls and the Rock
  2. pp. 94-97
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  1. 17. Jindwi (Zimbabwe) The Old Woman
  2. pp. 98-101
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  1. 18. Kabyle (Tunisia) Thadhellala
  2. pp. 102-103
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  1. 19. Kanuri (Sierra Leone) The Cunning Young Woman
  2. pp. 104-107
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  1. 20. Khoikhoi (Southern Africa) The Little Wise Woman
  2. pp. 108-110
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  1. 21. Kikuyu (Kenya) The Old Woman, Her Sons, and the Python
  2. pp. 111-113
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  1. 22. Krio (Sierra Leone) Five Dead Men Attend a Dance
  2. pp. 114-119
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  1. 23. Lamba (Zambia) The Hole in the Tree
  2. pp. 120-124
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  1. 24. Luba (Democratic Republic of Congo) The Jackal and the Little Antelope
  2. pp. 125-129
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  1. 25. Malagasy (Madagascar) Andrianòro
  2. pp. 130-136
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  1. 26. Masai (Kenya) The Hare, the Hyena, and the Lioness’s Cave
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. 27. Mbundu (Angola) Na Kimanaueze
  2. pp. 141-152
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  1. 28. Nandi (Kenya) The Hyenas and the Sage
  2. pp. 153-155
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  1. 29. Nyanja (Malawi) Kachirambe
  2. pp. 156-158
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  1. 30. Nyarwanda (Rwanda) The Girls Who Went to Have Teeth Made for Them
  2. pp. 159-161
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  1. 31. Ronga (Mozambique) Nwampfundla
  2. pp. 162-169
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  1. 32. San (Namibia) The Young Man Who Was Carried Off by a Lion
  2. pp. 170-175
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  1. 33. Sena (Mozambique) The Magic Mirror
  2. pp. 176-180
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  1. 34. Shilluk (Sudan) Nyajak
  2. pp. 181-185
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  1. 35. Somali (Somalia) The Sultan’s Wife
  2. pp. 186-187
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  1. 36. Sotho (Lesotho) Monyohe
  2. pp. 188-193
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  1. 37. Swahili (Tanzania) The Physician’s Son and the King of the Snakes
  2. pp. 194-202
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  1. 38. Swati (Swaziland) Untombinde, the Tall Girl
  2. pp. 203-208
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  1. 39. Tigre (Ethiopia) The Man Who Passed the Night in the Middle of the Sea
  2. pp. 209-211
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  1. 40. Tswana (Botswana) The Hare and the Lion
  2. pp. 212-216
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  1. 41. Vai (Liberia) Spider
  2. pp. 217-219
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  1. 42. Xhosa (South Africa) In Quest of a Wife
  2. pp. 220-229
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  1. 43. Xhosa (South Africa) Children of the Anthill
  2. pp. 230-237
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  1. 44. Yoruba (Nigeria) The King and the Kini-kini Bird
  2. pp. 238-241
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  1. 45. Zulu (South Africa) Untombi-yaphansi
  2. pp. 242-255
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  1. 46. Zulu (South Africa) Combecantsini
  2. pp. 256-272
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 273-282
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 283-286
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