Margaret Baumann's Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales (Dover PDF

By Margaret Baumann

ISBN-10: 0486423611

ISBN-13: 9780486423616

Long ahead of humans may well flip to books for guideline and entertainment, they relied upon storytellers for solutions to their questions about lifestyles. Africa boasts a very wealthy oral culture, within which the griot — village historian — preserved and handed alongside cultural ideals and reports from one iteration to the subsequent. This number of 30 undying fables comes from the storytellers of Nigeria, whose memorable narratives inform of gives you stored and damaged, advantage rewarded, and treachery punished.
Ajapa the Tortoise — a trickster, or animal with human traits — makes common appearances one of the colourful solid of speaking animals. In "Tortoise is going Wooing," he learns a worthy lesson in friendship and sharing. Ajapa's extra adventures describe how, between different issues, he grew to become a prime, got the entire world's knowledge, stored the king, tricked the lion, and got here to be bald. stated in uncomplicated yet evocative language, those historical stories proceed to enchant readers and listeners of all ages.

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