9780394721170

African Folktales

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  • ISBN13:

    9780394721170

  • ISBN10:

    0394721179

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1983-08-12
  • Publisher: Pantheon

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Summary

Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction 1(30)
Part I. Table of Wonder from the Great Ocean of Story 31(76)
Introduction
33(2)
Demane and Demazana
35(2)
The Password
37(5)
The Three Tests
42(3)
Monkey Steals a Drum
45(11)
A Man Who Could Transform Himself
56(1)
Tale of an Old Women
57(2)
The King's Daughter Who Lost Her Hair
59(5)
Profitable Amends
64(5)
The Man and the Muskrat
69(2)
The Hare's Hoe
71(3)
Why The Hare Runs Away
74(1)
The Tortoise and The Falcon
75(3)
Rubiya
78(5)
The Flying Lion
83(3)
A Man Among-Men
86(3)
A Competition of Lies
89(18)
Part II. Stories to Discuss and Even Argue About 107(46)
Introduction
109(2)
The Contest of Riddles
111(1)
Leopard, Goat, and Yam
112(1)
An Eye for and Eye
113(1)
Wondrous Powers: Mirror, Sandals, and a Medicine Bag
114(1)
The Devil comes between them
115(1)
The Quality of Friendship
116(2)
The Four Champions
118(1)
Who Should he Kill?
119(1)
Killing Virtue
120(2)
A Spirited Contending
122(1)
Love Caused it All
123(4)
Killed for a Horse
127(2)
Three Wives
129(1)
The Five Helpers
130(1)
Many Miracles
131(2)
Their Eyes Came Out
133(1)
He Starved his Own
134(2)
The Smart Man and the Fool
136(2)
Fembar's Curiosity
138(1)
A Father's Advice
139(1)
Is It Right That He Should Bite Me?
140(1)
Take Me Carefully, Carefully
141(1)
Tiger Slights the Tortoise
142(2)
The Nature of the Beast
144(1)
The Disobedient Sisters
145(2)
Rich Man, Poor Man
147(2)
Finders Keepers
149(1)
The Leopard Woman
150(3)
Part III. Tales of Trickster and Other Ridiculous Creatures: Tales to Enter tin 153(78)
Introduction
155(3)
Why Monkeys Live in Trees
158(1)
All The Little Animals
159(6)
Why the Dog Always Chases Other Animals
165(1)
The Story of Hlakanyana
166(10)
Cursing the Birds
176(2)
Saving the Rain
178(2)
Stuffing The Hyena
180(2)
Cutting The Elephant's Hips
182(1)
The Clever Wakasanke
183(2)
The Tricksters' Encounter
185(2)
How Squirrel Robbed Rabbit of His Tail
187(1)
Victims of Vanity
188(1)
Death by Burning
189(1)
The Ant's Burden
190(2)
Their Soft Crowns Discovered
192(1)
The Pig's Nose and The Baboon's Rear
193(1)
One Trick Deserves Another
193(4)
The Pleasure of His Company
197(1)
The Dog Eats All The Ants
198(2)
No Longer Fear the Cock's Comb
200(1)
How Honey Guide Came to Have Power Over Honey
201(2)
The Trapper Trapped
203(1)
Medicine to Catch Him
203(1)
Friends for a Time
204(2)
The Great Overland Trek
206(3)
The Shundi and the Cock
209(3)
Spider Outwits the Rich Woman
212(4)
Softly, Over the Head of the Great
216(3)
Treachery Repaid
219(1)
The Great Dikithi
219(6)
The Work Done By Itself
225(2)
Two Friends from Their Childhood
227(1)
Talking Drums Discovered
228(3)
Part IV. Tales in Praise of Great Doings 231(64)
Introduction
223(12)
Gassire's Lute
235(5)
The Mwindo Epic
240(55)
Part V. Making a Way through Life 295(48)
Introduction
297(2)
Salt, Sauce, and Spice, Onion Leaves, Pepper, and Drippings
299(2)
The Old woman with Sores
301(2)
How It Pays Sometimes to Be Small
303(1)
The Cloth of Pembe Mirui
304(2)
The Wooing Battle
306(3)
The Orphan with the Cloak of Skin
309(2)
Tungululi and the Masters
311(4)
Chameleon into Needle
315(1)
Mother Come Back
316(4)
The Three Sisters
320(4)
The Messenger Bird
324(2)
The Child in the Reeds
326(7)
A Woman's Quest
333(3)
Never Ask Me About My Family
336(2)
A Man Marries A Lioness
338(5)
Bibliography 343(4)
Permissions Acknowledgments 347(4)
Index of Tales 351

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