Your Cart

CUNNIE RABBIT, Mr. SPIDER and the OTHER BEEF - 51 African Tales and Stories

On Sale
$1.90
Pay what you want: (minimum $1.90)
$
Added to cart
Herein are 51 illustrated African tales of Cunnie Rabbit, or Cunning Rabbit, Anansi the “Trickster” Spider and their mischievous antics they get up to with other animals in the West African Jungle.

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.
=================
Become an Affiliate with access to over 220 ebook products - signup here and earn: https://payhip.com/auth/register/af59b7fa11664bc
=============
KEYWORDS/TAGS: Cunnie Rabbit, Mr Spider, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Temne People, Night Stories, Anansi the Spider, Folklore, fairy tales, myths, Legends, Wife, Spirits Of The Wood,       Goro, Wonderful Wrestler, deer, duiker, dik dik, Clever Trader, Mr. Turtle, Riding-Horse, Mr. Leopard, Back-Yard, Kitchen, Well, Goats, Town, Evening, On The Water, Discover, Wax Girl, Mr. Chameleon, Transform, Boat, Elephant, Pawpawtámus, hippopotamus, Purro Initiation, King, Fowls, Burning, Farm, Brush, Devil's Farm, Pigeon, Mammy Mamenah, Friends, Stone with A Beard, Girl, Plaited, Devil's Beard, Marry, Children Of Nature, Three Twins, Restored, Father To Life, Most Greedy, Create, Frightful Tornado, Fools, African Animals, Tit For Tat, Fatal, Prescriptions, Supply Of Meat, Afternoon, Barreh, Dancing Bird, Wicked, Old Man, Secrets, Konah, Story-Teller, Magic Eggs, Toothache, small Waist, Powerful Witch Medicine, Trouble, Ghost Story, Harvest, Temne-Land, Watch-Pot, Origin, Axe, Wonderful Day, New Version, Eve And The Apple
You will get the following files:
  • EPUB (4MB)
  • MOBI (3MB)
  • PDF (5MB)

THE TALE OF SAMUEL WHISKERS or The Roly-Poly Pudding

$2.49

The WISHING STONE STORIES - 12 of Burgess' best stories

$2.49+

FAIRY TALES TOLD IN THE (Australian) BUSH

$2.49+

MOTHER WEST WIND WHY STORIES - 16 Why Stories from Mother West Wind

$2.49+

SIX LITTLE DUCKLINGS - Illustrated adventures beyond the farmyard

$1.40

CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM ZANZIBAR - 10 East African illustrated children's stories

$1.50+

Nibble Rabbit Makes More Friends

$2.49+

MOTHER WEST WIND'S ANIMAL FRIENDS - Animal Action and Adventure in the Green Meadows

$2.49+

THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK - The sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

$1.60+

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LEGENDS - 11 Myths and Legends from Ancient Egypt

$2.49