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African Myths and Folk Tales

African Myths and Folk Tales

By: Carter Godwin Woodson

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How was the earth formed, and where did animals come from? Why does the hippopotamus live in water, and why do cats chase rats? Imaginative answers to these and other age-old questions can be found among the rich oral traditions of Africa. Generations of listeners have delighted in these fanciful explanations of the natural, moral, and spiritual worlds, which unfold amid a realm of talking animals, magic drums, tricksters, and fairies.
Known as the "Father of Black History," Carter Godwin Woodson was among the first scholars to promote the history and achievements of African-Americans. His compilation of fables about a jealous blind man, a disobedient daughter, a rivalry among brothers, and other timeless predicaments is punctuated with thought-provoking proverbs and gentle humor. Told in simple language, these tales will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over sixty evocative illustrations appear throughout the book.

Reprint of African Myths Together with Proverbs, The Associated Publishers, Inc., Washington, DC, 1928.
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ISBN 100486477347
ISBN 139780486477343
Author/EditorCarter Godwin Woodson
FormatBook
Grade level3 - 6 (ages 8 - 11)
Page Count208
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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