9780140449457-0140449450-African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780140449457
ISBN-10: 0140449450
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780140449457
ISBN-10: 0140449450
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback 544 pages

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Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous crocodiles, all the narratives found here concern origins—whether of the universe, peoples or families. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic picture of the rich and varied oral traditions that have shaped the culture and society of successive generations of Africans for thousands of years, throughout the long struggle to survive and explore this massive and environmentally diverse continent.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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