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The Resource African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world, selected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams

African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world, selected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams

Label
African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world
Title
African folktales
Title remainder
traditional stories of the Black world
Statement of responsibility
selected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A variety of traditional African folktales about people with special powers, animals and everyday life
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrahams, Roger D
Dewey number
398.2/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR350
LC item number
.A27 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tales
  • Fairy tales
Target audience
juvenile
Label
African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world, selected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Pagination varies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Tales of wonder from the great ocean of story : Introduction -- Demane and Demanzana -- The password -- The three tests -- Monkey steals a drum -- A man who could transform himself -- Tale of an old woman -- The king's daughter who lost her hair -- Profitable amends -- The man and the muskrat -- The hare's hoe -- Why the hare runs away -- The tortoise and the falcon -- Rubiya -- The flying lion -- A-man-among-men -- A competition of lies. Part II : Stories to discuss and even argue about : Introduction -- The contest of riddles -- Leopard, goat, and yam -- An eye for an eye -- Wondrous powers: Mirror, sandals, and a medicine bag -- The devil comes between them -- The quality of friendship -- The four champions -- Who should he kill? -- Killing virtue -- A spirited contending -- Love caused it all -- Killed for a horse -- Three wives -- The five helpers -- Many miracles -- Their eyes came out -- He starved his own -- The smart man and the fool -- Fembar's curiosity -- A father's advice -- Is it right that he should bite me? -- Take me carefully, carefully -- Tiger slights the tortoise -- The nature of the beast -- The disobedient sisters -- Rich man, poor man -- Finders keepers -- The leopard woman. Part III: Tales of trickster and other ridiculous creatures: tales to entertain : Introduction -- Why monkeys live in trees -- All the little animals -- Why the dog always chases other animals -- The story of Hiakanyana -- Cursing the birds -- Saving the rain -- Stuffing the hyena -- Cutting the elephant's hips -- The clever wakasanke -- The tricksters' encounter -- How squirrel robbed rabbit of his tail -- Victims of vanity -- Death by burning -- The ant's burden -- Their soft crowns discovered -- The pig's nose and the baboon's rear -- One trick deserves another -- The pleasure of his company -- The dog eats all the ants -- No longer fear the cock's comb -- How honey guide came to have power over honey -- The trapper trapped -- Medicine to catch him -- Friends for a time -- The great overland trek -- The shundi and the cock -- Spider outwits the rich woman -- Softly, over the head of the great -- Treachery repaid -- The great dikithi -- The work done by itself -- Two friends from their childhood -- Talking drums discovered. Part VI: Tales in praise of great doings : Introduction -- Gassire's Lute -- The Mwindo epic. Part V: Making a way through life : Introduction -- Salt, sauce and spice, onion leaves, pepper, and drippings -- The old woman with sores -- How it pays sometimes to be small -- The cloth of Pembe Mirui -- The wooing battle -- The orphan with the cloak of skin -- Tungululi and the masters -- Chameleon into needle -- Mother come back -- The three sisters -- The messenger bird -- The child in the reeds -- A woman's quest -- Never ask me about my family -- A girl marries a monkey
Control code
ocm09323636
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780394721170
Lccn
83002474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
398.2096 AB82 ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; (SMS) ; DonationSchmidt9/05; [SC14-15, 2@18.95, ES/TKG]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 9323636
  • (Sirsi) 9323636
  • (OCoLC)9323636
Label
African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world, selected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams
Publication
Copyright
Note
Pagination varies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Tales of wonder from the great ocean of story : Introduction -- Demane and Demanzana -- The password -- The three tests -- Monkey steals a drum -- A man who could transform himself -- Tale of an old woman -- The king's daughter who lost her hair -- Profitable amends -- The man and the muskrat -- The hare's hoe -- Why the hare runs away -- The tortoise and the falcon -- Rubiya -- The flying lion -- A-man-among-men -- A competition of lies. Part II : Stories to discuss and even argue about : Introduction -- The contest of riddles -- Leopard, goat, and yam -- An eye for an eye -- Wondrous powers: Mirror, sandals, and a medicine bag -- The devil comes between them -- The quality of friendship -- The four champions -- Who should he kill? -- Killing virtue -- A spirited contending -- Love caused it all -- Killed for a horse -- Three wives -- The five helpers -- Many miracles -- Their eyes came out -- He starved his own -- The smart man and the fool -- Fembar's curiosity -- A father's advice -- Is it right that he should bite me? -- Take me carefully, carefully -- Tiger slights the tortoise -- The nature of the beast -- The disobedient sisters -- Rich man, poor man -- Finders keepers -- The leopard woman. Part III: Tales of trickster and other ridiculous creatures: tales to entertain : Introduction -- Why monkeys live in trees -- All the little animals -- Why the dog always chases other animals -- The story of Hiakanyana -- Cursing the birds -- Saving the rain -- Stuffing the hyena -- Cutting the elephant's hips -- The clever wakasanke -- The tricksters' encounter -- How squirrel robbed rabbit of his tail -- Victims of vanity -- Death by burning -- The ant's burden -- Their soft crowns discovered -- The pig's nose and the baboon's rear -- One trick deserves another -- The pleasure of his company -- The dog eats all the ants -- No longer fear the cock's comb -- How honey guide came to have power over honey -- The trapper trapped -- Medicine to catch him -- Friends for a time -- The great overland trek -- The shundi and the cock -- Spider outwits the rich woman -- Softly, over the head of the great -- Treachery repaid -- The great dikithi -- The work done by itself -- Two friends from their childhood -- Talking drums discovered. Part VI: Tales in praise of great doings : Introduction -- Gassire's Lute -- The Mwindo epic. Part V: Making a way through life : Introduction -- Salt, sauce and spice, onion leaves, pepper, and drippings -- The old woman with sores -- How it pays sometimes to be small -- The cloth of Pembe Mirui -- The wooing battle -- The orphan with the cloak of skin -- Tungululi and the masters -- Chameleon into needle -- Mother come back -- The three sisters -- The messenger bird -- The child in the reeds -- A woman's quest -- Never ask me about my family -- A girl marries a monkey
Control code
ocm09323636
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 354 pages
Isbn
9780394721170
Lccn
83002474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
398.2096 AB82 ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; (SMS) ; DonationSchmidt9/05; [SC14-15, 2@18.95, ES/TKG]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 9323636
  • (Sirsi) 9323636
  • (OCoLC)9323636

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