Rhodesiana: Fables of the Veld by F Posselt 1929
Date Listed 05/06/2018
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Fables of the VeldF PosseltOxfford University Press, 1929. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Damaged but intact though a few pages have the top corner edge of the page missing. Very good reading copy of a very scarce book. CONTENTS: Introduction by Professor Carl Meinhof (the noted linguist and specialist in African languages.This is a collection of 45 folktales from the east of Rhodesia (Manicaland) and Northern Transvaal and Zululand (RSA). When the stories were collected in the 1920s it was hoped that, although translated into English, the stories would lose little of their cultural significance. A very scarce book on African mythology.
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