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The Tale of the Cow Tail & Other Stories from the African Diaspora -- a captivating journey into African traditions, culture and lifestyles. Through the eyes of Nigerian writer, Lanre Ogundimu, the reader is offered an intensely personal look at the magic of the Motherland and the mystery of its customs.

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Paperback, 1st Edition, 84 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Esteem Multimedia
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dely
It was really a pleasant reading. I also liked the African proverbs that are at the beginning of each story and that introduce the reader to what he is going to read.

It was as if I was reading letters sent from an old and far friend who I didn’t heard for a long time; and in these letters he tells me what happened to him in his life. The thing I enjoyed the most was that the author doesn’t tell amazing events of his life but events who were important for him and that he wants to share with you.
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Nancy
Lanre Ogundimu, a native of Lagos, Nigeria tells a variety of stories, many of world quite different from my own. His description of cow tail as a delicacy, particularly the physical sensation of chewing, was excellent. He had me eager to eat something I would never have considered an edible part of the cow.

Some stories seemed more like an informal conversation without the story arc I expected. Perhaps this is typical of African storytelling.

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Amna Tariq Shah
wow! What a book! Through every word and every page, I was able to live a thousand moments of a typical African lifestyle. It was hard to put it down, once I started it. Interesting for the ones who like to learn about the African lifestyle and culture, for others, could be boring.
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