African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)


accumulating a variety of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment deals stories of heroes fighting powerful serpents and enormous birds, brutal relations clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout immense and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups compelled to escape large crocodiles, the entire narratives chanced on right here challenge origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they bring about a kaleidoscopic photo of the wealthy and sundry oral traditions that experience formed the tradition and society of successive generations of Africans for millions of years, during the lengthy fight to outlive and discover this large and environmentally varied continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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