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The Art of the Storyteller
The Beauty of the Partridge
The Blue Crane
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adulthood age of creation ANALYSIS androgyny animal Atafa becomes betwixt bird Blue Crane bride quest brother cannibals Chakijana chaos and order childhood Cinderella contemporary age creative death death-dealing destroyed destructive divine trickster dramatizes drum dualistic earth emphasize energy epic etiological Faatumata false hero fantasy father force girl gives gods goes Hammadi heaven Heitsi humans husband Ibonia identity impossible tasks interdiction kill king language of storytelling life-giving liminal Lion-child and Cow-child Liongo lives Ma'aruf Magic Finger magical main pattern Mantis marriage married means mirroring Mityi Mohammed mother motif movement moves Mrile myth Ngomba's Nobubele old woman oral ordeal or initiation Osiris past pauper's daughter profane trickster puberty rite puberty ritual Ramaitsoanala rebirth reborn reincorporation reveals rite of passage Salamone second pattern Sikhuluma snake society stage struggle Sudika-mbambi swallowing monster Syani symbol takes theme third pattern tradition transformation trickster stories Umxakaza's wife womanhood Xhosa Yarima Yoliswa youth