Category: Folk Tales


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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 appreciated also by those who could not read or write. Groups, including women and children, would sit and listen, mesmerised, ... 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 literary form and the sense of division pervading Western literature, are just some of the issues addressed. The centrality of ritua... View more info