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by Oyekan Owomoyela

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  • ISBN 0803235631
  • ISBN13 978-0803235632
  • Language English
  • Author Oyekan Owomoyela
  • Publisher University of Nebraska Press (July 1, 1997)
  • Pages 218
  • Formats mobi lit azw doc
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1765 kb
  • Size Fb2 1153 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 398

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. A favorite genre among these folktales is the trickster tale, variations of which are found in many cultures around the world. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Bénin), the trickster character is Àjàpá, the tortoise. The repertory of tales about him is seemingly inexhaustible. In this volume Oyekan Owomoyela offers a representative gathering of twenty-three Yoruba trickster tales. Àjàpá is notable for his strikingly human habits, abilities, weaknesses, moods, and disposition. We discover different aspects of Àjàpá in these tales, including his vanity and resourcefulness, his appetites and playfulness, and his amusing relations with his friends. As we read through these entertaining stories, we gain a many-sided view of this fascinating character and the spirited world in which he lives. These tales of the trickster Àjàpá will appeal to readers of all ages, learned and not so—even as they introduce us to a vital folk culture.

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way)

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).

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Yoruba Trickster Tales comes out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in. .In this volume Oyekan Owomoyela offers a representative gathering of twenty-three Yoruba trickster tales.

Yoruba Trickster Tales comes out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Benin), the trickster character is Ajapa, the tortoise. In this volume Oyekan Owomoyela offers a representative gathering of twenty-three Yoruba trickster tales

Owomoyela's prose versions of these trickster tales are terrific - sharp intelligence, respect for the material, and traditional proverbs abound. Very readable and very good.

Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African societies. Owomoyela's prose versions of these trickster tales are terrific - sharp intelligence, respect for the material, and traditional proverbs abound. The only potential drawbacks lie in the fact that these are prose versions, and much of the original oral traditional context has been stripped.

Yoruba Trickster Tales book. Details (if other): Cancel. Among the Yoruba of West Africa (mostly in western Nigeria but also in neighboring Bénin), the trickster character is Àjàpá, the tortoise. The repertory of tales about him is seemingly inexhaustible.

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Yoruba Trickster Tales come out of the tradition of evening storytelling, a popular form of entertainment in traditional African .

Collection of Native American Trickster tales as told by different graphic artists; book is rated for grade and up, so I'm guessing they aren't .

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