African Tales (Paperback)
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African Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 30/04/2005
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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 a dying art, Scheub writes for everyone, bringing an oral tradition to life in written form.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299209445
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


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"Harold Scheub's masterful "African Tales brings together imaginative folktales from almost every African country that together convey a powerful mixture of tricksters, lovers, villains, monsters, and heroes that captivates the reader and leads to a greater appreciation of the human condition."--Elizabeth C. Fine, Virginia Tech

"Enchanting, frightening, funny, ethical, historical, wise--these stories from around the continent tell of every circumstance of life. I didn't want to put the book down."--Eileen Julien, Indiana University, Bloomington

"Harold Scheub's masterful "African Tales" brings together imaginative folktales from almost every African country that together convey a powerful mixture of tricksters, lovers, villains, monsters, and heroes that captivates the reader and leads to a greater appreciation of the human condition."--Elizabeth C. Fine, Virginia Tech

"Enchanting, frightening, funny, ethical, historical, wise these stories from around the continent tell of every circumstance of life. I didn't want to put the book down." Eileen Julien, Indiana University, Bloomington


"Harold Scheub's masterful "African Tales" brings together imaginative folktales from almost every African country that together convey a powerful mixture of tricksters, lovers, villains, monsters, and heroes that captivates the reader and leads to a greater appreciation of the human condition." Elizabeth C. Fine, Virginia Tech

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