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African Myths of Origin (Paperback)

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A rich, unique anthology of retold fables from Africa
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 accounts of the inventive wiles of animal- creators and a community forced to flee a giant crocodile to the heroic story of the cripple Sunjata who rose to found an empire, all the narratives here concern origins. They offer a kaleidoscopic picture representative of the rich cultures and societies of the African continent: the ways of life, the peoples?from small hunting bands to great empires?and the states that have taken shape over many generations and environments.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140449457
SKU 202157813
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140449450
Release Date 6/27/2006
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0511
Publisher Penguin Books
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