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4 edition of West African folk-tales found in the catalog.

West African folk-tales

by William Henry Barker

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Published by Metro Books in Northbrook, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Tales -- Africa, West.,
    • Folklore -- Africa, West.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcollected and arranged by W. H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair. With frontispiece & 23 drawings by Cecilia Sinclair. New foreword by Hermese Roberts.
      ContributionsSinclair, Cecelia, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.B27 We
      The Physical Object
      Pagination183 p.
      Number of Pages183
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5313404M
      ISBN 100841100101
      LC Control Number72099339

      Finding a Non-Library First Edition of 'the adventures of spider: West African Folk Tales' is a very rare thing. My search revealed only one other copy, selling for $ It needs to be said that that copy has a dust jacket which is in better condition than mine. A west African folk tale - A: The dog hides his mother. There was a famine in the animal kingdom. This famine had lasted so long that any existing source of food had been completely depleted. The animals knew they had to do something real quick or they would all die off one by one. They called a meeting where every animal was in attendance and.

      African Folk Tales Background Information. Way of Communicating. There is a rich, fertile legacy of folklore from Africa. On this vast continent, folk tales and myths serve as a means of handing down traditions and customs from one generation to the next.   West African Folk Tales (FULL Audio Book) by William H. Barker () A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain.

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The book was coauthored by Cecilia Sinclair and will certainly provide hours of entertainment for both parents and children. Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk West African folk-tales book by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa.

These 5/5(2). A west African cinderella story - about a girl and her wicked step sister: Oluronbi: A folk tale about a young woman and a foolish promise she made: Ananse and the pot of wisdom: No one person can have all the wisdom in the world.

Story by Rev Peter E Adotey Addo: Kweku Ananse outsmarts himself: Kweku Ananse gets greedy and misses out on a. This is a wonderful collection of folk tales from quite a few West African countries as Nigeria, Mali, Ghana and all along the coast.

Barker was originally a missionary. The stories have spread and become popular among the African Diaspora in the West Indies, Suriname and the Netherland Antilles not forgetting the United States of America and /5. WEST AFRICAN FOLK-TALES 6 looking tree, he began to climb.

The heavy pot, hang-ing in front of him, made hi s ascent almost impossible. Again and again he tried to reach the top of the tree, West African folk-tales book he intended to hang the pot. There, he thought, Wisdom would indeed be beyond the reach of every one but himself.

He was unable, however, to carry out. West African Folk Tales book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Folk tales around the world, observes the author, often cont /5. West African folk-tales - Kindle edition by Barker, William. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading West African folk-tales/5(8). In the African folk tales, the stories reflect the culture where diverse types of animals abound. The animals and birds are often accorded human attributes, so it is not uncommon to find animals talking, singing, or demonstrating other human characteristics such as greed, jealousy, honesty, etc.

36 rows  A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known. Get this from a library. West African folk-tales. [W H Barker; Cecilia Sinclair] -- Thirty-six tales from Africa's Gold Coast, include several "Anansi tales" as well as stories about many African animals.

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Folk tales around the world, observes the author, often contain similar narratives, providing, perhaps, yet another example of the universal brotherhood of man.

This volume of West African folk tales includes a number of such tales, among Author: Hugh Vernon-Jackson. This list of folktales from African kicks off my series of book lists featuring folktales from around the ss to say, Africa is a diverse continent, with no single culture and so just like Appalachian tales do not reflect stories from the Wild West, neither do Liberian folk stories reflect Egyptian culture.

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Barker Previous Chapter. Next Chapter The Hunter and the Tortoise. A village hunter had one day gone farther afield than usual. Coming to a part of the forest with which he was unacquainted, he was astonished to hear a voice singing.

He listened; this was the song. West African Folk-Tales - William H. Barker Why the Leopard Can Only Catch Prey on its Left Side. At one time leopards did not know how to catch animals for food.

Knowing that the cat was very skilful in this way, Leopard one day went to Cat and asked very politely if. West African Folk Tales podcast on demand - A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi.

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The first book-length study devoted to this important author, Gerald Vizenor. Information about the book, West African Folk Tales (African American) (Nonfiction, Paperback), by Hugh Vernon-Jackson (Dover Publications, ) African American Literature Book Club Celebrating Our Literary Legacy Since — Black Literature is for Everyone African American Literature Book Club.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. ‎Compiled by an American missionary, West African Folk Tales by William H Barker is a delightful collection of folk tales from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and other countries along the west coast of Africa.

These stories spread in various forms to other countries like the West Indies, Suriname, 5/5(3).A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both.

Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own : William H. Barker.This volume of West African folk tales includes a number of such tales, among them, "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," "The Story of a Farmer and Four Hyenas," "The Man with Seven Dogs," and "The Boy in the Drum." Animals, both natural and magical, play large roles in these stories.