African Folktales by Roger D Abrahams
African folktales are born from performance. They are not static stories frozen on a page with neat ‘happily-ever-after’ endings. Instead each storyteller brings their own perspective and personality to a tale – deliberately inviting discussion, argument and debate from their audience. Selected by acclaimed folklorist Roger D. Abrahams, the 90 stories in this collection feature tales from across the African continent. In his retellings, Abrahams has sought to preserve the individual voice of each storyteller; the result is an essential collection that showcases the remarkable vitality and diversity of African folktales. This superb anthology includes classic trickster tales like ‘Spider Outwits the Rich Woman’, and stories about navigating the complexities of life, such as ‘Never Ask Me About My Family’.
- Folio Society First Impression
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 2016
- Hardback Bound in Blocked Paper, 336 pp
- With illustrations by Keith Hau
- Size 245 x 170mm, 1.2kg
Condition: Brand New – Still In Original Unopened Cellophane Wrap
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