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African Folktales

by Paul Radin Princeton University Press
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Pbk 340 pages
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A representative collection of eighty-one myths and folktales chosen from the oral tradition of the peoples of Africa south of the Sahara. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Note to the Paperback Edition, pg. v
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. ix
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • Prologue, pg. 21
  • I. The Universe and Its Beginnings, pg. 23
  • II. The Animal and His World, pg. 91
  • III. The Realm of Man, pg. 159
  • IV. Man and His Fate, pg. 227
  • Epilogue, pg. 305
  • Sources of the Folktales, pg. 309
  • Glossary, pg. 313
  • Index, pg. 321