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The Girl Who Married a Lion by Alexander McCall Smith
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Mar 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: myth-and-lore-africa, cat-fiction
Read on March 12, 2012

I loved, absolutely loved "Guinea Fowl Child".

These tales are collected from Zimbabwe and Botswana, and cover a wide range for types. There are trickster tales (mostly with a hare being the trickster), just so tales (why animals do this), and family tales. Anyone who is familiar with Joel Chandler Harris will recognize "Tremendously Clever Tricks are Played, but to Limited Effect". Hare in many of these tales is the forerunner of Brer Rabbit.

I'm not sure how this ties into the Ladies No1 agency series because I haven't read it. Yet, these tales are wonderful to read.
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