By Leo Frobenius
Stories diversity from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the appealing construction myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic diversifications within the stories correspond with their narrators' assorted geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with attractive simplicity and directness, those often a laugh, occasionally strange tales are illustrated with variations of prehistoric rock work and images of twentieth-century Africans. Of massive worth to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will attract the various committed readers of folklore and mythology.
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African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa by Leo Frobenius