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Lord Of The Dance: An African Retelling

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The Mask of the Lord of the Dance tells the story of the Senufu people of Ivory Coast, many of whose traditions have disappeared with encroaching modern developments.
Hardcover, 26 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Kristin Crockett
Title: Lord of the Dance: An African Retelling
Author: Veronique Tadjo
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Genre: Non- European Folktale, Poem
Themes: Culture of Senufu People
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Once upon a time there was the Mask and he was living with the sky and the earth.
Brief Book Summary: The book starts off with an African mask whom danced with the moon, the stars and the sun. The mask danced together with other African men and women who sacred drums and rhythmic songs to celebrate and mourn. But over time the
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Alison Strumbeck
Dec 08, 2011 Alison Strumbeck rated it did not like it
Complete waste of paper. Just because a story is old or traditional doesn't make it a good one. And this was supposedly a "retelling" but it sounded more like a transliteration. First of all, that's the exact opposite of retelling, and second, why retell a story if you're not going to be creative about it. The whole point is to tell it in a new light. Text had no flow, no cadence and no discernable plot. Boring for an adult let alone a child. Although the illustrations are traditional they are h ...more
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Véronique Tadjo (born 1955) is a writer, poet, novelist, and artist from Côte d'Ivoire. Having lived and worked in many countries within the African continent and diaspora, she feels herself to be pan-African, in a way that is reflected in the subject matter, imagery and allusions of her work.
Born in Paris, Véronique Tadjo was the daughter of an Ivorian civil servant and a French painter and sculp
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