The deep forest and broad savannah, the campsites, kraals, and villages—from this immense area south of the Sahara Desert the distinguished American folklorist Roger D. Abrahams has selected ninety-five tales that suggest both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the people who live there. The storytellers weave imaginative myths of creation and tales of epic deeds, chilling ghost stories, and ribald tales of mischief and magic in the animal and human realms. Abrahams renders these stories in a narrative voice that reverberates with the rhythms of tribal song and dance and the emotional language of universal concerns.
With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
"Earthy, comedic, and covering a wide spectrum, [these] tales of sultans, of animals who act like people, and of lovers' struggles [also] teach moral lessons. The result is a rousing good read."
--The New York Times Book Review
Series: PANTHEON FAIRY TALE AND FOLKLORE LIBRARY
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st September 1983
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.53