West African Folktales (The World's Greatest Myths and Legends) (Paperback)

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Tricksters and animals play an important role in West African folklore with stories that entertain but serve a moral purpose. Traditions and local tales revel in the antics of these characters: from Nigeria to Benin, from the cunning spider god Anansi to the equally crafty Tortoise, animals teach humans to farm, to love, to survive and thrive, and offer inspiration for moral purpose. This collection gathers these vital animal stories alongside tales of origin, life, death and human folly.

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About the Author

Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781839647802
ISBN-10: 1839647809
Publisher: Flame Tree 451
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends