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The Moogo, the region of the Moose óknown as ìMossiî in ancient literatureóoccupies the entire central zone of Burkina Faso. It is divided into several kingdoms, the principal one comprising todayís capital of Ouagadougou. Along with the singing griots, the evening storytellers pass on the ancestral word during the evening gatherings where they provide the group with models to follow. The folktale is the most appropriate form for teaching young children to express themselves, to structure their thoughts, and to reason. The tales portraying familiar animals will be reserved for the group of youngest children. The legendary gluttony and foolishness of Mba-KatrÈ, the hyena, in contrast with the cunning and finesse of Mba-So‚mba, the hare, will interest above all children from 10 ñ 12 years of age. The stories describing the origin of things, the reason for various social taboos, the legitimacy of social functions and structures, as well character flaws that need correcting, are reserved as a priority for adolescents.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Translator’s Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. 1. The Rooster and the Elephant
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 2. The Election of the Imam
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. 3. What Happened?
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. 4. The Warthog and the Lion
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. 5. A Year Without Criticizing
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. 6. The Hare and the Village Chief
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. 7. The Chief ’s Daughter
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. 8. The Man and the Wild Animals
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. 9. The Hyena and the Hare
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. 10. The Dance of the Wild Animals
  2. pp. 25-26
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  1. 11. The Friendship between the Hare and the Dog
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. 12. The Hare and the Hyena
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. 13. The Hare and the Hawk
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. 14. The Wild Billy Goat and the Dog
  2. pp. 35-38
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  1. 15. The Hare and the Lion
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. 16. The Witch
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. 17. If God Does Not Kill, the Chief Cannot Kill Either
  2. pp. 43-44
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  1. 18. The Terrible Child and the Birds
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. 19. The Children and their Aunt
  2. pp. 47-50
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  1. 20. The Orphan Girl
  2. pp. 51-54
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  1. 21. Keep your Promises!
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. 22. Poko and Raôgo
  2. pp. 59-60
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  1. 23. The Beautiful Daughter
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. 24. The Deceased Man’s Possessions
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  1. 25. The Story of a Woman and her Husband
  2. pp. 67-68
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  1. 26. The Terrible Child
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. 27. The Liar’s Tale
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. 28. Poko and Raôgo Go Up To the Sky
  2. pp. 75-78
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  1. 29. The World Turns, The World Changes
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. 30. Sombé
  2. pp. 83-86
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  1. 31. A Fruitful Investment
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. 32. How the Yarse and the Guinea-Fowl Became Enemies
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. 33. The Origin of Joking Relationships between the Poεεse, Yarse, and Peuls
  2. pp. 91-92
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  1. 34. Other People’s Faults
  2. pp. 93-94
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  1. 35. Bibêga, the Terrible Child
  2. pp. 95-98
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  1. 36. The Donkey Thieves
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  1. 37. The Chief, the Hawk, the Turtledove, and the Little Child
  2. pp. 101-102
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  1. 38. The Children of the Brave Woman
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. 39. An Orphan Girl Must Not be Mistreated
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. 40. There Is Always Someone Cleverer Than You, Somewhere
  2. pp. 109-110
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  1. 41. The Old Woman and her Daughters
  2. pp. 111-112
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  1. 42. The Two Wives
  2. pp. 113-116
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  1. Short Bibliography for Further Reading
  2. pp. 117-120
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956578009
Related ISBN
9789956616558
MARC Record
OCLC
680618032
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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