Where Animals Talk
West African Folk Lore Tales
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Where Animals Talk West African Folk Lore Tales

By Robert Hamill Nassau
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Table of Contents
  • PREFACE
  • PRONUNCIATION
  • CONTENTS
  • PART FIRST
  • Mpongwe
  • FOREWORD
  • TALE 1
  • Do Not Trust Your Friend
  • TALE 2
  • Leopard’s Hunting Camp
  • TALE 3
  • Tests of Death—1st Version
  • TALE 3
  • Tests of Death—Second Version
  • TALE 4
  • Tasks Done for a Wife
  • TALE 5
  • A Tug-of-War
  • TALE 6
  • Agĕnda: Rat’s Play on a Name
  • TALE 7
  • “Nuts Are Eaten Because of Angângwe”; A Proverb
  • TALE 8
  • Who Are Crocodile’s Relatives?
  • TALE 9
  • Who is King of Birds?
  • TALE 10
  • “Njiwo Died of Sleep”: A Proverb
  • TALE 11
  • Which is the Fattest?
  • TALE 12
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz
  • TALE 13
  • Unkind Criticism
  • TALE 14
  • The Suitors of Princess Gorilla
  • TALE 15
  • Leopard of the Fine Skin
  • TALE 16
  • Why The Plantain-Stalk Bears But One Bunch
  • PART SECOND
  • Benga Tribe
  • FOREWORD
  • TALE 1
  • Swine Talking
  • TALE 2
  • Crocodile
  • TALE 3
  • Origin of the Elephant
  • TALE 4
  • Leopard’s Marriage Journey
  • TALE 5
  • Tortoise in a Race
  • TALE 6
  • Goat’s Tournament
  • TALE 7
  • Why Goats Became Domestic
  • TALE 8
  • Igwana’s Forked Tongue
  • TALE 9
  • What Caused their Deaths?
  • TALE 10
  • A Quarrel About Seniority
  • TALE 11
  • The Magic Drum
  • TALE 12
  • The Lies of Tortoise
  • TALE 13
  • “Death Begins By Some One Person”: A Proverb
  • TALE 14
  • Tortoise and the Bojabi Tree
  • TALE 15
  • The Suitors Of Njambo’s Daughter
  • TALE 16
  • Tortoise, Dog, Leopard and the Njabi Fruit
  • TALE 17
  • A Journey for Salt
  • TALE 18
  • A Plea for Mercy
  • TALE 19
  • The Deceptions of Tortoise
  • TALE 20
  • Leopard’s Hunting Companions
  • TALE 21
  • Is the Bat a Bird or a Beast?
  • TALE 22
  • Dog, and His Human Speech (1st Version)
  • TALE 22
  • Dog, and His Human Speech (2nd Version)
  • TALE 23
  • The Savior of the Animals
  • TALE 24
  • Origins of the Ivory Trade (1st Version)
  • TALE 24
  • Origin of the Ivory Trade (2nd Version)
  • TALE 25
  • Dog and His False Friend Leopard
  • TALE 26
  • A Trick for Vengeance
  • TALE 27
  • Not My Fault!
  • TALE 28
  • Do Not Impose on the Weak
  • TALE 29
  • Borrowed Clothes
  • TALE 30
  • The Story of a Panic
  • TALE 31
  • A Family Quarrel
  • TALE 32
  • The Giant Goat
  • TALE 33
  • The Fights of Mbuma-Tyĕtyĕ and An Origin of the Leopard
  • TALE 34
  • A Snake’s Skin Looks Like a Snake
  • PART THIRD
  • Fang Tribe
  • FOREWORD
  • TALE 1
  • Candor
  • TALE 2
  • Which is the Better Hunter, an Eagle or a Leopard?
  • TALE 3
  • A Lesson in Evolution
  • TALE 4
  • Parrot Standing on One Leg
  • TALE 5
  • A Question of Right of Inheritance
  • TALE 6
  • Tortoise Covers His Ignorance
  • TALE 7
  • A Question as to Age
  • TALE 8
  • Abundance: A Play on the Meaning of a Word
  • TALE 9
  • An Oath, With a Mental Reservation
  • TALE 10
  • The Treachery of Tortoise
  • TALE 11
  • A Chain of Circumstances
  • INDEX
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Metadata
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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