ISBN 9780140449457,African Myths of Origin

African Myths of Origin

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ISBN 9780140449457
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140449457

ISBN-10 0140449450
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 511 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous crocodiles, all the narratives found here concern origins - whether of the universe, peoples or families. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic picture of the rich and varied oral traditions that have shaped the culture and society of successive generations of Africans for thousands of years, throughout the long struggle to survive and explore this massive and environmentally diverse continent.

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