9780486423616

Ajapa the Tortoise A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486423616

  • ISBN10:

    0486423611

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-23
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

This entertaining collection of 30 traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and friendship. Timeless fables recount adventures of Ajapa the Tortoise: how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when he rented his house, how he came to be bald, and more.

Table of Contents

Tortoise Goes Wooing
1(5)
Why Women Have Long Hair
6(2)
How Tortoise Became a Chief
8(5)
The Inquisitive Servant
13(7)
Tortoise and Crab
20(2)
The Golden Comb
22(6)
The Farmer's Daughter
28(4)
The Seven Brothers
32(6)
The Bat
38(1)
The Two Jars
39(3)
Akiti
42(3)
The Elegant Crab
45(1)
Tortoise and Fly
46(4)
The Leopard-Man
50(3)
Tortoise and the World's Wisdom
53(2)
The Iroko Tree
55(5)
The Ants and the Serpent
60(2)
Tortoise Saves the King
62(3)
Oluronbi's Promise
65(6)
The Head
71(5)
Tortoise Tricks the Lion
76(6)
War About a Goat
82(3)
The Elephant and the Rhinoceros
85(3)
The Abyss of Ajaye
88(7)
The Magician's Parrot
95(7)
Tortoise and the Cock
102(3)
Tortoise Lets His House
105(3)
The Monkeys and the Gorilla
108(4)
The Wrestlers
112(6)
Why Tortoise Is Bald
118

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