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African Myths & Legends

Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters

Edited by J.K. Jackson / Introduction by Sola Owonibi
Published by Flame Tree Collections
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Beautiful edition with a new introduction to the rich diversity of myth and legends across the many peoples of Africa, highlighting the origins of modern fiction in myth and fable.

Gorgeous Collector's Edition. With its powerful tradition of storytelling, the myths of the continent of Africa have survived colonialism and slavery, bringing together a rich diversity of cultures from Ethiopia to Tanzania, from the Xhosa people to the Yoruba. This collection offers tales of the gods, creation stories, trickster adventures, animal fables and stories which amuse and teach from 'The Tortoise and the Elephant', from the Akamba of Kenya, to 'Why the Moon Waxes and Wanes', from Southern Nigeria, providing an insight into the boundless and vibrant world of African myth.

Flame Tree Collector's Editions present the foundations of speculative fiction, authors, myths and tales without which the imaginative literature of the twentieth century would not exist, bringing the best, most influential and most fascinating works into a striking and collectable library. Each book features a new introduction and a Glossary of Terms.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Flame Tree Collections (June 21, 2022)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781839648885

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