African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa by Leo Frobenius

By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric artwork, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the realm of anthropology along with his thought of "continuity of cultures" — offering, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian non secular symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different participants of his expeditions amassed an abundance of actual African folklore. This quantity offers a wealthy collection of those attention-grabbing stories, fables, and legends.
Stories diversity from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated unbelievable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the fascinating production myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic diversifications within the stories correspond with their narrators' different geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with enticing simplicity and directness, those often fun, occasionally strange tales are illustrated with diversifications of prehistoric rock work and graphics of twentieth-century Africans. Of giant worth to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will attract the numerous dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.

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