Tales from Africa-Mary Medlicott, Ademola Akintola, Vincent Magombe

  • Title: Tales from Africa
  • Author: Mary Medlicott, Ademola Akintola, Vincent Magombe
  • Released: 2000-04-01
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  • Pages: 0
  • ISBN: 0613985370
  • ISBN13: 978-0613985376
  • ASIN: 0613985370


From Gr. 2^-5, younger for reading aloud. Writers from 12 African countries draw on a rich oral tradition to tell stories that range from animal fables to trickster stories and also include a few contemporary urban tales of realism and mystery. Charles Mungoshi from Zimbabwe retells a folktale that he remembers hearing from his grandmother. Sousa Jamdba draws on his own experience for his refugee story of loss and reunion in war-torn Angola. Asenath Bole Adaga tells an animal fable from Kenya that shows the connection among all creatures. There are also stories from Botswana, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. The messages are sometimes heavily spelled out, but the storytelling is rhythmic and lively, with a strong sense of audience and place. Ademola Akintola's many bold, brightly colored pictures, some of them full-page, show different places and will add to the pleasure of reading the stories aloud. There's a simple map, a glossary with each story, and notes at the back that include personal accounts of where the authors first heard the tales. Hazel Rochman
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About the Author Mary Medlicott is a well-known storyteller and reviewer of children's books. She recently originated a major British television series on storytelling. Her books include The River That Went to the Sky and Tales for Telling from Around the World. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf
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