CUNNIE RABBIT, Mr. SPIDER and the OTHER BEEF - 51 African Tales and Stories
The 51 stories are divided into 13 sections. These sections are not the usual well-ordered and self explanatory sections you would expect. Instead, they are arranged with typically African fashion and meaning. They are:
When The Night Has Come
With The Spirits Of The Wood
A Back-Yard Kitchen Evening
On The Water
A Purro Initiation
The Burning Of The Farm
Mammy Mamenah And Her Friends
Children Of Nature
An Afternoon In The Barreh
Konah Turns Story-Teller
While The Birds Did Not Come
A Harvest Home In Temne-Land (Northen Sierra Leone)
Konah Has A Wonderful Day
Some of the stories interwoven into these sections are:
Mr. Spider Wins A Wife,
Goro, The Wonderful Wrestler,
Mr. Turtle Makes A Riding-Horse Of Mr. Leopard,
Cunning Rabbit And His Well,
Mr. Chameleon Is Transformed Into A Boat,
as well as many others which include your typical array of African forest animals like Mr. Crocodile, Mr ‘Elephan, Mr. Pawpawtámus (hippopotamus) and many more.
But, Cunnie Rabbit is not in fact a rabbit in the true sense. Cunnie Rabbit is a small deer of the Duiker (Doi-kah) or Dik Dik, variety (about the size of a rabbit) of the family Cephalophinae of which there are 22 extant species.
So, no matter what time of year it is, pour yourself a hot toddy, pull up a comfortable chair, and sit back and be prepared to be entertained with this old-fashioned book of African folklore gathered by Florence M. Cronise and Henry W. Ward from Sierra Leone over a hundred years ago.
10% of the publisher’s profit from the sale of this book will be donated to Charities.
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