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African Tales
by Harold Scheub
University of Wisconsin Press, 2005
eISBN: 978-0-299-20943-8 | Paper: 978-0-299-20944-5 | Cloth: 978-0-299-20940-7
Library of Congress Classification GR350.A366 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 398.2096

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The latest work from Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African folktales, is the broadest collection yet assembled with tales from the entire continent of Africa, north to south. It brings together mythic, fantastic, and coming-of-age tales, some transcribed more than a hundred years ago, others dating to modern-day Africa. Scheub includes the work of storytellers from major African language groups, as well as many storytellers whose work is not often heard outside of Africa. This anthology offers a classroom-ready collection that should appeal to any scholar of African literature and culture. Realizing that these tales are part of a dying art, Scheub writes for the inner ear in everyone, bringing an oral tradition to life in written form.

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