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Author Arnott, Kathleen.
Title African myths and legends, retold by Kathleen Arnott.
Pub Info New York, H.Z. Walck, 1963 [c1962]
book jacket
 Woods Hole - Children's  Y 398.2 ARN     AVAILABLE
Edition [1st American ed.]
Descript 211 p. illus. 23 cm.
Series Oxford myths and legends
Oxford myths and legends.
Contents Why the dog is the friend of man (Bushong, Congo) -- The man who learned the language of the animals (Akan, Ghana) -- Tortoise and the lizard (Bantu, East/Central Africa) -- The rubber man (Hausa, northern Nigeria) -- Tortoise and the baboon (Nyanja, Nyasaland) -- Spider and the lion (Hausa, northern Nigeria) -- Thunder and lightning (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) -- Why the crab has no head or how the first river was made (Ikom, eastern Nigeria) -- A test of skill (Hausa, northern Nigeria) -- The tale of the superman (Hausa, northern Nigeria) -- Why the bush-fowl calls at dawn and why flies buzz (Ikoi, eastern Nigeria) -- Spider and Squirrel (Akan, Ghana) -- Unanana and the elephant (Zulu, South Africa) -- Spider's web (Tiv, central Nigeria) -- The magic horns (Xhosa, South Africa) -- Snake magic (Swahili, East Africa) -- Hare and the corn bins (Fulani, northern Nigeria) -- What the squirrel saw (Mongo, Congo) -- Hare and the hyena (Bantu, East/Central Africa) -- The calabash children (Chaga, Tanganyika) -- The blacksmith's dilemma (Baganda, Uganda) -- The magic drum (Yoruba, western Nigeria) -- Why the sun and moon live in the sky (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) -- The monkey's heart (Swahili, East Africa) -- The children who lived in a tree-house (Kamba, Tanganyika) -- Why the bat flies at night (Ibibio, eastern Nigeria) -- Tug of war (Bantu, East/Central Arrica) -- The discontented fish (Fulani, Senegal) -- Hallabau's jealousy (Hausa, northern Nigeria) -- Goto, king of the land and the water (Fulani, northern Nigeria) -- The singing drum and the mysterious pumpkin (Bantu, East/Central Africa) -- The snake chief (Xhosa, South Africa) -- The two brothers (Zulu, South Africa) -- Fereyel and Debbo Engal the witch (Fulani, Gambia) -- Bibliography.
Subject Tales -- Africa.
Mythology, African.
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