African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa by Leo Frobenius PDF

By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric artwork, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the area of anthropology along with his thought of "continuity of cultures" — offering, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian spiritual symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different contributors of his expeditions accrued an abundance of genuine African folklore. This quantity offers a wealthy number of those attention-grabbing stories, fables, and legends.
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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But that’s not the point. ” Undine made a funny noise in the back of her throat, like a growl, but Trout knew he’d won. “All right,” said Undine, as the bus pulled up. “I’ll tell you, but not now. ” “Mine can wait too,” said Trout, sauntering onto the bus behind Undine. ” Somehow Trout had timed that comment to come exactly at one of those awful, perfect moments when a sudden quiet had fallen over the bus. The word knickers rang through the air and the raggle-taggle of kids from the Year 7s to the Year 12s started hoot­ ing and laughing loudly, but not so loud that they couldn’t hear Undine’s response.

Undine towered over him for a moment, and he had the sudden impression of her as enormously tall, her power almost palpable in the room, like electric sparks. At the same time the thought flashed briefly through his head that Undine was in his bedroom wearing only her nightie. But the expression on her face made it clear that there was no time for a thought like that, and he pushed it aside, promising himself he would reflect on it later. After examining his face for a moment, Undine seemed to deflate.

Something up, mate? ” Undine shook her head, not looking terribly sure. ” “Come on,” said Mim. ” • • • 21 One of the best things about Stephen was the instant family he had brought into Undine’s and Lou’s lives. It had always been just Lou and Undine. Suddenly, as well as Stephen, there were grandparents, aunts, an uncle, and cousins. Mim was extraspecial though. She was still in her twenties, quite young for an aunt. She had loved Undine and Lou, and they had loved her, from the moment they met.

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