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Tales of Amadou Koumba

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The nineteen traditional folk tales in this collection have been retold in French by the Senegalese writer Birago Diop, and translated into English by Dr. Dorothy S. Blair, Lecturer in French in the University of the Witwatersrand. Diop claims that these tales were recounted to him by his household griot Amadou, son of Koumba, and that he first heard them at his grandmothe ...more
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published 1966 by Oxford University Press
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kripsoo
Jan 16, 2013 kripsoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Birago Diop est d’origine wolof, ces contes sont plutôt communs à toutes les ethnies en Afrique Occidentale (même ailleurs dans toute l’Afrique… presque), les seules choses qui ont été » wolofisées » sont principalement les noms donnés aux animaux, sinon l’esprit global des contes n’a guère changé.
Ce conte » Les mauvaises compagnies » en quatre parties, est extrait du livre de Birago DIOP les Contes d’Amadou Koumba, aux Editions Présence Africaine.
Dominique Outouen
Aug 10, 2012 Dominique Outouen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Les mamelles - Vérité et mensonge
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Une petite plongée dans l'univers des contes africains. Personnellement, un petit retour à mes années d'études secondaires...
James M
Feb 13, 2015 James M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Diop, Birago (1906-1989), écrivain sénégalais d'expression française, qui rendit hommage à la tradition orale de son pays en publiant des contes, notamment ses Contes d'Amadou Koumba.

Né près de Dakar, il reçut une formation coranique et suivit simultanément les cours de l'école française. Pendant ses études de médecine vétérinaire à Toulouse, il resta à l'écoute des travaux des africanistes, et s'
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