African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)

African Myths of Origin (Penguin Classics)


accumulating a variety of conventional African myths, this compelling new assortment bargains stories of heroes fighting powerful serpents and sizeable birds, brutal family members clash and vengeance, and determined migrations throughout gigantic and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic tales of groups pressured to escape significant crocodiles, the entire narratives discovered right here trouble origins—whether of the universe, peoples or households. jointly, they convey 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 diversified continent.

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

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