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African Myths and Legends

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Drawn from all parts of Africa, the myths and legends of the African people demonstrate a fierce sense of justice, great powers of patience and endurance, and supreme ability as story-tellers.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 26th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1962)
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Tippy Jackson
Jun 17, 2011 Tippy Jackson rated it really liked it
Many wonderful stories, often with important morals, mostly involving animals. In one of my favorites, there is a drum that when beaten will provide an infinite amount of delicious food-except when the drum owner walks over a stick and then instead of food, 300 warriors come out and beat the hell out of the drum holder. Love it.
Randy
Dec 15, 2014 Randy rated it did not like it
African Myths and Legends is not a good book, I know it's about myths and legends but the stories in the book are just so far from the American stories I learned growing up and in school. Also this book is not interesting because it talks about the same animals and people over and over again. Overall this African Myths and Legends is not a good book.
Lydia
Sep 15, 2011 Lydia rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of myths and legends from African designed for juvenile readers. I really like it. The stories are short with interesting morals.
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