YORUBA LEGENDS

YORUBA LEGENDS Author : Various
Release : 2010-07
Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 1907256830
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NOTE: This book has been illustrated and published by the students of Edgbarrow School in Berkshire, England as a special project to raise funds for their Ghana Sponsorship campaign. DESCRIPTION: The Yoruba people are descendants from a variety of West African communities. They are united by Geography, History, Religion and most importantly their Language. In this volume you will find 31 stories and tales like: AKITI THE HUNTER, SONS OF STICKS, WHY WOMEN HAVE LONG HAIR THE LEOPARD-MAN, THE COOKING POT and many more. You also will find a further nine stories of the adventures of Tortoise and the many mischievous things he gets up to. Many years ago, before the advent of the West African slave trade, the Yoruba people inhabited an area which stretched, along the coast of West Africa, all the way inward and down to Angola in South West Africa. Today this is not the case. The legends and fairy stories in this book belong to the Yoruba. They relate the adventures of men and animals, and try to explain the mysteries of Nature-Why Women have Long Hair, How the Leopard got his Spots, the Three Magicians, the Boa-Constrictor, How the Elephant got his Trunk and more. These stories grew from the imagination of the people. We read these folk-tales for their quaintness and humour, for their sympathy with Nature, and because we find in them the ideas and ideals, not just of one man, but of a race of people. In modern times we have begun paying close attention to folklore - old tales, not invented by one man, but belonging to the whole people; not written down, but told by parents to their children, and so handed on for hundreds of years. The legends express primitive notions of right and wrong. As a rule, the wicked are punished and the good rewarded; and that, we feel, is as it should be. We may weep at the death of rascally Tortoise, but we may also feel that he somehow has deserved his fate!

Yoruba Folktales

Yoruba Folktales Author : Amos Tutuola
Release : 1986
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 30.39 MB
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The author ranks as one of the foremost living traditional African storytellers - as recognised by the acclaim of his first book, The Palmvine Drinkard. This book includes seven folktales especially for young adults, but of universal appeal. Beautiful black and white ink drawings illustrate the tales whose cast of characters include humans, a goddess, an elephant woman, a boa constrictor and a shell-man.

Yoruba Folk Tales

Yoruba Folk Tales Author : Rotimi Ogunjobi
Release : 2014
Publisher :
ISBN : 9783955779375
File Size : 54.6 MB
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The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales

The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales Author : Rotimi Ogunjobi
Release : 2015-12
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9785341011
File Size : 23.82 MB
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The Kini-Kini Bird and more Yoruba Folktales is a selection of folklore thought to have originated from the Yoruba people. The Yoruba are native to the western part of Nigeria. A few centuries ago, the cultural influence of this ethnic group stretched much further out into the West Africa region. Folk tales of the Yoruba are often severely fantastic, the themes generally underscoring the largely agrarian occupation and also the great reverence accorded the gods and the traditional rulers of the communities.

Yoruba Legends

Yoruba Legends Author : M. I. Ogumefu
Release : 2007
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781605060170
File Size : 25.85 MB
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Yoruba Folktales

Yoruba Folktales Author : Amos Tutuola
Release : 1986
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 20.30 MB
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The author ranks as one of the foremost living traditional African storytellers - as recognised by the acclaim of his first book, The Palmvine Drinkard. This book includes seven folktales especially for young adults, but of universal appeal. Beautiful black and white ink drawings illustrate the tales whose cast of characters include humans, a goddess, an elephant woman, a boa constrictor and a shell-man.

Yoruba Myths

Yoruba Myths Author : Ulli Beier
Release : 1980-10-02
Publisher : CUP Archive
ISBN : 9780521229951
File Size : 66.34 MB
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This mysterious, poetic and often amusing collection of myths illustrates the religion and thought of the West African Yoruba People.

A Yoruba Prince in America

A Yoruba Prince in America Author : Lattevi Ajaji
Release : 2019-09-20
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781694494900
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Lattevi Ajaji was born in Lagos, in what is now Nigeria, the grandson of a Yoruba ruler. Around 1908 he travelled to America to learn agriculture, specifically cotton-farming. This is his account of his life so far, as told to John Lomax around 1912. It includes a description of his childhood in Africa, his trip to America and his first encounter with other black people there, his difficulties with western clothing and his education. It also includes 16 folk tales that he translated from Yoruba to English. Extracts: "I have no idea that I was going to see any negro in America, but white people. As we anchored in the harbor who can I see but a person black like myself. I jumped out to speak to him in my native tongue, which he didn't even know what I was talking about. I believe he must have thought that I was going crazy." "professor sent me some of the American's clothes, such as underwear, new shirt, new shoes, collar and tie, and a straw hat. I wasn't use to any of these things . . . the collar seemed as if I was choking myself. High-heel shoes throws me down at time I made a move." The folk tales are: The Elephant and the Rooster The Election of the King of Animal The Man and the Rabbit The Gorilla and the Mother The Man and his Pigs The Bear and the Fox The Two Roosters The Fox and the Bird The Man and the Ghosts The Ass and the Driver The Rabbit and the Fox The Fly and the Ant The Devil and his Friend The Twins The Famine and the Spider A King and his Daughter

FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE FROM LESOTHO - 10 stories and taled from Basutoland

FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE FROM LESOTHO - 10 stories and taled from Basutoland Author : Various Unknown
Release : 2017-05-29
Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 1909302562
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Within this little volume you will find 10 unique folk tales and children's stories from the African mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Here you will find the story of Takane, who, despite having an arranged marriage, became a happy and devoted wife. The tale of how Khosi chooses Polomahache (Crocodile Child) to be his wife and of Mokete and Morongoe the Snake and many more. Included in these tales are stories of the Sun Chief, evil Witchdoctors, or Ngaka, the equivalent of an Evil Wizard, spells being cast and broken and beautiful maidens being set free. There are also tales of malevolent chiefs who rule their people with a fist of iron, not caring how much innocent blood they shed - and how their comeuppance is delivered by the hero of the day. These tales were collected by Minnie Martin, wife of a Government Official, who came to South Africa and Basutoland, from England, in 1891. To enable a better understanding of the people and their customs, she began to study the language, collected these tales and became fairly fluent in the language. Because the Bantu peoples of Southern Africa had no written language, it must be noted that the first people to record the various languages (the Boers and the British) did so phonetically, writing the language as they heard it being spoken. Unlike most European languages, there has been no influence of Latin, Greek or Arabic, which makes the learning of those languages that little more difficult. Here you speak the word the way it is written e.g. Ngaka is read as In-gaa-kah, Takane as Tak-aan-eh, Khosi as Koh-see etc So sit back and enjoy this unique collection of tales, customs and lore from a little known place, unseen or heard in the West for many generations. 33% of the net profit will be donated to SENTEBALE - a charity supporting children in Lesotho orphaned by AIDS.

The Iroko-man

The Iroko-man Author : Phillis Gershator
Release : 1994
Publisher : Orchard Books (NY)
ISBN : 9780531086605
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When the terrifying Iroko-man tries to take a woodcarver's first-born child as partial payment for bringing fertility to his village, the father must find a clever solution.

A Bibliography of the Arts of Africa

A Bibliography of the Arts of Africa Author :
Release : 1975
Publisher : Waltham, Mass. : African Studies Association, Brandeis University
ISBN :
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LEGENDS of AFRICA 5 BOOKSET WHOLESALE SPECIAL at 60% OFF!

LEGENDS of AFRICA 5 BOOKSET WHOLESALE SPECIAL at 60% OFF! Author : Anon E Mouse
Release : 2016-11-17
Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN :
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LEGENDS of AFRICA 5 BOOKSET WHOLESALE SPECIAL at 60% OFF RRP! Five ancient and forgotten African volumes containing 116 authentic African Myths and Legends, Tales and Fables from all four corners of the continent – One volume from ANCIENT EGYPT, Two volumes from SOUTH AFRICA, One volume from West Africa’s YORUBA people PLUS a special volume of west AFRICAN ANANSI "The Trickster Spider" Stories A SPECIAL WHOLESALE PRICE – 5 BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF 3! Stories and Legends full of ancient African lore and wisdom. 116 African themed folk tales spread across 5 books from all four corners of the continent. Tales like: The ancient Egyptian story of "The Adventures of Sanehat", The Zulu tale of "The Lost Message", The Yoruba tale of "The Iroko Tree", and The Anansi tale of "Anansi And The Lion" ....... plus 111 more! The books in this set are: ISBN: 978-1-909302-15-0 - Old Hendriks Tales ISBN: 978-1-907256-33-2 - Yoruba Legends ISBN: 978-1-907256-52-3 - Ananzi Stories ISBN: 978-0-956058-45-4 - South African Folk Tales ISBN: 978-1-909302-34-1 - Egyptian Tales

The Tortoise and the Dog

The Tortoise and the Dog Author : Ololade Okubena
Release : 2017-09
Publisher : Blazing Ideas Limited
ISBN : 9780999282809
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Ijapa the tortoise, Aja the dog, Okere the squirrel, Asin the rat, Akere the toad, Kolokolo the fox, Akuko the rooster, Ekun the tiger, Obo the monkey! An array of delightful animals that are used symbolically in African folktales with their names translated here into the beautiful and diverse language of Yoruba. Spoken primarily in Nigeria, West Africa reaching all the way to Latin America and the Caribbean especially Cuba. Ijapa the tortoise the main protagonist has a variety of often ill-fated adventures with all these animals and many more in this collection of folktales titled "African Languages Made Easy Series." The tortoise who is depicted as a lazy, slow moving dull animal comes alive paradoxically in these stories as - crafty, wily, cunning and devious. Always almost trying to outsmart animals that are bigger, stronger and supposedly smarter than himself, he finds himself at the short end of the stick. These folktales have been passed down from generation to generation as a way of passing on wise sayings and moral codes of conduct especially to children in Africa. It's Ijapa the tortoise in Nigeria, its Anansi the spider in Ghana. The Author has written these folktales from the oral tradition in a modern, exciting and engaging way with vivid illustrations and lyrics. Also in this English/ Bilingual (English and Yoruba) collection are these other titles: The Tortoise and The Dog/ The Tortoise, AND The Dog (Bilingual version) The Tortoise, The Rat and The Squirrel/ Ijapa, Asin ati Okere (English and Bilingual) The Tortoise and the Toad/ Ijapa ati Akere (English and Bilingual) The Tortoise, the Fox and The Chicken/ Ijapa, Kolokolo ati Adie. The Tortoise, The Tiger and the Monkey/ Ijapa, Ekun ati Obo These paperback editions will be made available as Audible versions to enhance pronunciation and reading of the indigenous languages.

The King's Magic Drum

The King's Magic Drum Author : Thomas A. Nevin
Release : 1996-01-01
Publisher : Garamond
ISBN : 9781868570911
File Size : 52.18 MB
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