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Folk Tales from Iraq

By: Anon.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Books & Books Limited: 1995

Seller ID: 2692

Condition: Very Good +


Wraps, 14.5 by 21 cm, 205 pp. Unread copy with only minor signs of shelf wear to the wraps. From the publisher: “This is a unique collection of tales from Iraq’s folklore, presented in English for the Western reader. These tales are the product of centuries of colourful history, transmitted verbally often by highly skilled female story-tellers. This was a time when media, as we know it today, did not exist but the verbal tradition meant that the stories could be ap... View more info

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West African Folk Tales

By: Berry, Jack, trans.; Richard Spears, ed., intro.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 1994

Edition: 1994

Seller ID: 2706

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15 by 22.8 cm, xxvi 229 pp. Very good with only minor signs of shelf wear to the wraps. From the publisher: “These 123 tales reflect the rich oral tradition of West African folklore. Playful and sly, they teem with talking animals and shape-shifting tricksters, with pacts and promises made and broken, and with impossible deeds done through chicanery and magic. These tales deal with themes common throughout West Africa and the world. Indeed, American readers wi... View more info

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West African Folk Tales

By: Gale, Steven H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lincolnwood, IL, NTC Publishing Group: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2707

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, 15.2 by 22.8 cm, xx 203 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps. A unique collection of short folk tales from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leon, Togo, and a large selection of tales from Liberia. View more info

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Myth, Literature and the African World

By: Soyinka, Wole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 2705

Condition: Very Good +


Wraps, 13.8 by 21.5 cm, xii 168 pp. Very good with only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps – appears unread. From the publisher: “Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the foremost living African writers, here analyses the interconnecting worlds of myth, ritual and literature in Africa. The ways in which the African world perceives itself as a cultural entity, and the differences between its essential unity of experience and literar... View more info