Africa

21218 The Raven and Other Fairy Tales. Payne

The Raven and Other Fairy Tales.

Four African tales illustrated by Payne include the title story, The Queen Bee, Clever Beauty and Dapplegrim, Tales that were first told and illustrated for children in the Sewanee Kindergarten and Nursery School Note: This book has been SOLD.

$22.00

 

6038 Sebgugugu the Glutton. - Aardema/ Clouse

Sebgugugu the Glutton.

A retelling of a folk tale about a greedy villager from Aardema's book, Beyond the Back of the Mountain, brightly and nicely illustrated in bold African colours.

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$14.00

 

20248 A Promise to the Sun - Tololwa/Vidal.

A Promise to the Sun.

In this East African pourquoi tale, the brave little bat hides in shame from the sun because although the sun has fulfilled his promise to bring rain, the bat could not build a nest for him in return. Each spread is a beautiful landscape filled with different birds..

$0.00

 

21381 Agassu, Legend of the Leopard King. - Dupré

Agassu.

A West African hwenoho or historically based myth, telling of Agassu, descendant of the gods, who worked as a slave along the coast, was released by a powerful storm, and returned to his people to free them from evil rulers. The pictures are formed by collages of civil rights leaders overpainted with the scenes of the story and very short biographies follow. Gift condition.

$80.00

 

4042 Pot Full of Luck - Rose/ Tomes.

Pot Full of Luck

A West African, Ashanti, fable. A wise man named Mumba gets tired of giving out advice and answers and so decides to store away his wisdom and get some rest. He orders his wife to make a large tight clay pot, and when she does he stashes his wits deep inside it. But then he handles the pot in such a noodle-headed way that it finally drops and breaks, scattering bits of wisdom 'every which way.' "

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$15.00

 

21647 The Magic Stone and other stories. - Ibongia and Dobrin

The Magic Stone:

Eight folk stories collected from elders living deep in the Kisii highlands of western Kenya. Striking woodblock illustrations.  Note: This book has been SOLD

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$34.00

 

12478 Thabo's Deal - Needham/Zuidema, Capetown 1972

Thabo's Deal.

Sensitive charcoal drawings with earthtone washes illustrate a simple story about a little boy from the mountains of Lesotho. Rare. Worldcat shows two copies in English in Botswana, South Africa.  Note: This book has been SOLD

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$75.00

 

21753 Mzee Nyachote. -  Roeland Japuonjo

Mzee Nyachote.

"Delightful tales describing various episodes in the life of Mzee Nyachote, a respected elder and teacher among his people".  Note: This book has been SOLD

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$34.00

 

6128 Jungle People - Louise and Richard Floethe.

Jungle People.

"Story of the Brave Blacks at Suriname," who escaped plantation slavery, stood up to government soldiers, and learned to survive in the jungle. Floethe's intricate, rhythmic watercolours show the daily life of these people and their African traditions. Binding is too tight to scan full pictures.

$18.00

 

21754 East African Why Stories - Pamela Ogot.

East African Why Stories.

Stories told to the author by her grandmother. Simple stories for early readers.  Note: This book has been SOLD

$22.00

 

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