West African Folk Tales (Yesterday's Classics)
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West African Folk Tales (Yesterday's Classics)

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A delightful collection of folk tales from West Africa including 18 Anansi tales, as well as 17 others. Includes the story of how the tales came to be called Anansi tales. In the olden days all the stories which men told were stories of Nyankupon, the chief of the gods. Spider wanted the stories to be about him. Nyankupon agreed, on one condition, namely that he bring him...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published November 25th 2007 by Yesterday's Classics (first published January 1st 1972)
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Lisa
I read these to my husband at nights as we prepare to adopt a child from West Africa and want to have a solid foundation of their culture. I did find that reading these can give you great insights into the culture.

I could only give it four stars, though in some ways I feel that the deduction of a star might be caused by cultural misunderstanding. Many of the stories ended abruptly, making us wonder if we were missing something. Also, sometimes the stories have very strange conclusions or seem t...more
Jami Dwyer
Available for free in audio form on Librivox:
http://librivox.org/west-african-folk...
Ms.candy
أنهيت اليوم كتاباً صوتياً ممتعاً وهو “ قصص من غرب أفريقيا”

القصص غريبه وليست مشهورة جداً كالقصص الأوروبيه أو الشرقية، بالرغم من أن بعضها تحمل نفس المضامين والأحداث لكن بشخوص وحيوانات محلية.
نرى هُنا إنعدام مركزية الخير والشر كما هو معتاد في القصص الأوروبيه، كما أن الفائدة قد تكون غير واضحة للمستمع مباشرة كما هو معتاد من القصص الشرقية ..
بل تأتي موزونه وذات نهايات عجيبة !
فقد تنتهي قصة حُب طويله لتفسر لك سبب بكاء الأطفال المفاجئ، أو سبب إنتشار الحقد والحسد!
أرى هُنا كثيراً من الحقائق المخفية بعنا...more
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