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    Now you can understand the most complete, unique, and unusual divinatory deck ever, one that taps into the spirituality of the ancient Yoruba peo...

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  • Jamaican Song And Story - Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, And Dancing Tunes

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    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are r...

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  • African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa

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    An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric art, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the world of anthropology with his ...

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  • Griots and Griottes: Masters of Words and Music

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    Griots, a uniquely African profession, fulfill a variety of roles as genealogists, historians, spokespersons, diplomats, musicians, teachers, pra...

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  • Proverbios Africanos

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    Product DetailsISBN-13: 9789509413894 Publisher: Ediciones Colihue SRL Publication Date: 04-01-2000 Pages: 292 Product Dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h...

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  • The Pillars of Wisdom: Dinka

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    Dinka: Pillars of Wisdom is more than just a compilation of stories full of wisdom. These stories introduce morals in a light-hearted way that in...

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  • African Tales

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    The latest work from Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African folktales, is the broadest collection yet assembled with tales f...

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  • Greedy Spider and the Wrestling Match: And other Tales

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    Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781420895278 Publisher: AuthorHouse Publication Date: 08-28-2006 Pages: 240 Product Dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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  • Sweetest Berry on the Bush

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    For young teens, the nineteen short stories in The Sweetest Berry On The Bush are simple, pithy, narrative adages crafted for "telling" as well a...

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  • Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature

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    African oral literature, like other forms of popular culture, is not merely a form of entertainment but a medium for commenting on contemporary soc...

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  • Wooden Gongs And Drumbeats

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    This book brings together some of the idioms and proverbs commonly used in Africa. These are, as they say, the salt with which prudent speakers s...

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  • Moroccan Folktales

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    Drawing on stories he heard as a boy from female relatives, Jilali El Koudia presents a cross section of utterly bewitching narratives. Filled wi...

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  • Yoruba Myths

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    This collection of myths – some of them simple, strong pieces of narrative, others mysterious, poetic and often amusing – illustrate the religion...

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  • The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa

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    In this remarkable book, Clyde Ford restores to us the lost treasure of African mythology, bringing to life the ancient tales and showing why the...

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  • Iba Se Orisa: Ifa Proverbs, Folktales, Sacred History And Prayer

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    The Oral tradition has been maintained since time immemorial. In this age of science and technology, they are now being preserved for posterity. ...

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  • Indaba My Children: African Folktales

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    A definitive compendium of African myth and folktale, retold in rich, vibrant prose, Indaba, My Children is a stunning literary and ethnographic ...

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  • Favorite African Folktales

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    Favorite African Folktales is a cause for celebration, landmark work that gathers in one volume many of Africa's most cherished folktales. Mandela...

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  • The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics

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    What can texts - both written and oral - tell us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do...

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  • Kingship and State: The Buganda Dynasty

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    In a study of Africa's political and religious past, Christopher Wrigley uses local traditions and comparative mythology to explore an ancient sy...

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  • Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature

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  • Moroccan Folktales

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    Drawing on stories he heard as a boy from female relatives, Jilali El Koudia presents a cross section of utterly bewitching narratives. Filled wi...

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  • African American Religious Life and the Story of Nimrod

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    The biblical text and its key figures have played a prominent role in the development of religious discourse on pressing socio-political issues. Sl...

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  • The Clever Sheikh of the Butanand Other Stories: Sudanese Folk Tales

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    Sudan, the largest country on the vast African continent, barely hovers on the edges of Western awareness. But hidden away is a sonorous ancient ...

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  • The Orphan Girl and Other Stories: West African Folk Tales

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    collected and retold by Buchi Offodile Once upon a moonlit night, children gathered elbow to elbow, lying on the ground, while the adults sat nea...

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