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Lion outwitted by hare, and other African tales
Lion outwitted by hare, and other African tales
Savory, Phyllis compiler.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : A. Whitman [1971]
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160 pages : illustrations
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A collection of Bantu tales selected from four previous collections of African folklore by the author: Zulu fireside tales; Matabele fireside tales; Xhosa fireside tales; Fireside tales from the North.

"This sampler of folklore from southern Africa includes animal stories, hero tales, and folk wisdom." News of Books.
Tales told by the Matabele people: How the lion was outwitted by the hare. Why the hippopotamus left the forest. The hare's rope trick. The tortoise who dared the hare. How the bat made his choice.--Tales told in Malavi and Kenya: The bushbuck's visitor. The lion and the little brown bird. How a poor man was rewarded. The lazy son. The bird with the golden legs.--Tales told by the Zulu people: The tortoise and his boast. The song of the doves.--Tales told by the Xhosa people: The moon girl. The magic bowl and spoon. When the husband stayed home. The wonderful water pot. What fish promised.
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