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West African Folk Tales (Yesterday's Classics)

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  8 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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aljouharah altheeyb
Jan 21, 2013 aljouharah altheeyb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Lisa
Jun 28, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Jami Dwyer
Sep 18, 2008 Jami Dwyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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غَــدِيــرٌ
كتاب قصصي لطيف وخفيف وممتع . يمكن استخدامه ككتاب لقصص ماقبل النوم للأطفال ..
Kevin Pedersen
A decent collection of short folktales, many of them revolving around Anansi.

I like how the weird morality of old folktales is so baffling to modern sensibilities. Some of Anansi's "tricks" involve pushing a man into a hole filled with broken glass so he dies, pouring boiling water into someone's mouth while they sleep and burning away their tongue, and beating a hunchback to death with a stick. Oh Anansi, you trickster.
Mohammed Twair
هذا الكتاب ضمن سلسلة مكونة من 72 كتاب ..
تابعة لمشروع كلمة الذي قام بترجكة هذه الكتب للتعرف على تقاليد ومعارف لدول أخرى ..
بشكل عام هذه الكتب تتحدث عن الحكايات الشعبية والأساطير لكل بلد ..
هذا الكتاب بعنوان "أنانسي والرعد" حكايات شعبية من غرب افريقيا او ما يعرف الان ب "غانا" ..
حكايات بسيطة وجميلة تصلح للاعمار بين 6 سنوات و12 سنة ..
قصص تجمع بين الخيال والحكمة وغالبية القصص على لسان الحيوانات ..
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