The Wisdom of African Mythology John J. Ollivier
Date Listed 04/10/2018
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Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize."Profound and yet also simply entertaining... Highly Recommended... for public libraries, including young adult and undergraduate collections." Authentic African folklore and folk tales.Passed down from generations of oral and written culture, these African tales-of-old are now shared in an entertaining, amusing and informative style perfect for your Kwanza celebration. Many of the age old stories are perfect to illustrate the Seven Principles of Kwanza.They are set in limerick style to make them fun and easy to remember. The broad range of African Wisdom provides stories (lessons) for the young and the adults. The refreshing bit of humor makes each parable a special for years to come.The kids will delight at the fun and the wise message contained in stories like:Why Spiders Have Humps.The Pig's Trunk.Why Turtles Have Cracked Shells.Why Snakes Have No Legs.Why Birds Are Multicolored.Why Lepords Have Spots.Why Hares Have Long Ears.The adults will learn from the metaphors of African Mythology like:The Origin of Death.The Role of Women in African Life.How Ancient Africans Viewed Death.A Visit to Lord Death.The Origins of Polyandry and Polygamy.If You Ride the Bull, Don't Eat It.These are just a few of the legends, myths and rhythms found in this dedicated and richly-woven work. Experience the African heritage. With 67 stories, parables and proverbs to chose from, you have enough Kwanza stories (one story per nite) for almost 10 years.
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