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Tales from the African plains

Gregory Alexander

Tales from the African plains

by Gregory Alexander

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Published by Catto Gallery in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Catalogue of exhibition held at the Catto Gallery, London, 12-30 October, 1994.

StatementGregory Alexander.
ContributionsCatto Gallery.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20847288M

In the African folk tales, the stories reflect the culture where diverse types of animals abound. The animals and birds are often accorded human attributes, so it is not uncommon to find animals talking, singing, or demonstrating other human characteristics such as greed, jealousy, honesty, etc. Read Native American folk tales from North, Central and South America in collections from Zitkala-Ša, Cornelius Mathews, Cyrus MacMillan and more. Jump to full collection of Native American folk tales. About: When Coyote was a Man, or as Europeans might say, “Once Upon a Time,” Native American folk tales were an entirely oral tradition.

Tanzania is a country in East Africa. The lands of modern Tanzania were home some of the earliest humans we know of. The collection of folktales from Tanzania consists of one book . This book is on India, the sequel on Africa is "Tales from the Dark Continent", and the third on the magical lands of the Far East is "Tales from the South China Seas". These books are edited extracts from the British Broadcasting Company Radio archives. Charles Allen, the `oral historian' for the series was himself born () /5(25).

African Folktales. From the desert lands of the Sahara to the plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond – join a variety of characters from a wide range of cultures in stories that celebrate the various folk tale traditions of the continent of Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. These tales reflect the rich oral tradition of West African folklore. Playful and sly, they teem with talking animals and shape-shifting tricksters, with pacts and promises made and broken, and with impossible deeds done through chicanery and magic. These tales deal with themes common throughout West Africa and the world. Indeed, American readers will recognize such characters as Brer 5/5(1).


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