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A collection of nineteen folk stories from the Fon people of Benin, about orphans and twins with magical associations, spirits, animals, royalty, and farmers.
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Linnet Books
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Meaghan
A quite interesting collection of about 20 traditional stories from the Fon people in the author's native Benin. Each one is only about four pages long, and each one has a note at the end where Dr. Mama explains the moral of the story and what it says about Fon culture. What I found very interesting is how similar many of the tales are to Western fairy tales such as Cinderella, etc. This book was in the children's section of the library and certainly children would love it, but it would be of in ...more
Mr. Steve
All of Raouf's books tell fun stories. Everyone should see him do storytelling...he's the best!
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