African Folktales

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Paul Radin
Schocken Books, 1970 - Social Science - 322 pages
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A selection of eighty-one folktales from the many cultures that exist south of the Sahara, African Folktales includes tales of the Hausa and the Ashanti, the Bantu, the Bushmen, and the Zulu. The narratives, which range from the mythical tale to the humorous anecdote, are divided into four categories:

I. The Universe and Its Beginnings

II. The Animal and His World

III. The Realm of Man

IV. Man and His Fate

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The late Paul Radin, one of the most distinguished of American anthropologists, was also the author of The Trickster: A Study of American Indian Mythology (Schocken paperback).

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