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Nigerian folk tales

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Tales -- Nigeria.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementas told by Olawale Idewu and Omotayo Adu. Told to and edited by Barbara K. and Warren S. Walker. Text decorations by Margaret Barbour.
      ContributionsIdewu, Olawale., Adu, Omotayo., Walker, Barbara K., Walker, Warren S.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR351.3 .N53 1961
      The Physical Object
      Pagination113 p.
      Number of Pages113
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5823462M
      LC Control Number61010268

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Nigeria is a country in West Africa. With a population of million people, Nigerians form the seventh largest nation in the world.

The collection of folktales from Nigeria consists of one book with 40 folktales collected from Southern Nigeria. About: Nigerian folk tales are epic stories that can explain the world around us.

These stories and myths have been told within generations. One of the most influential collections of Nigerian folklore is the collection Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, published in Elphinstone Dayrrell was a British colonial official in Ikom and.

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Explore the largest online collection of Nigerian folktales from different Nigerian ethnic groups. Spread your mat in our moonlight, sit and enjoy interesting Nigerian moonlight tales.

Teslim Opemipo Omipidan. Yoruba Folktale: How Aaye And Aigboran Became Enemies. This is why the tortoise has a cracked shell. ***The Folktales Section is dedicated to the preservation of the amazing folktales and stories we were.

Nigerian Folk Tales: Ajapa the Tortoise. This is an intense collection of 30 traditional Nigerian Folk Tales. The themes include lessons in honesty, loyalty, and friendship. With minimal illustration, these are good stories to read aloud before discussing some of the ideas.

The other cool thing is that Nigerian folk tales book stories are short and to the point. This makes the book of limited use for Storytellers or ethnographers or folklorists. There This is a fine collection of Nigerian folktales, many of which center around the figure of tortoise the trickster (known as Ijapa in most other source that I have read)/5.

Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales (Dover Children's Classics) - Kindle edition by Baumann, Margaret. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales (Dover Children's Classics)/5(4).

Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria. Notes: Contains 40 Nigerian folktales. The introduction is written by Andrew Lang. Author: Elphinstone Dayrell Published: Publisher:Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta.

The eastern part of Nigeria largely occupied by the Ibo tribe, is rich in culture, customs and traditions and one of the tenets that has survived the rage of civilization and modernization is. This entertaining collection of traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and true friendship.

The stories begin with the whimsical tale of Ajapa the Tortoise who, in 'Tortoise Goes Wooing,' learns important lessons in sharing.

Other stories tell of Tortoise and the fly, how Tortoise acquired some of the world's wisdom, how he saved the. An African Folktale Willow Legge Guildford: Circle Press Publications, Edition 62/ Smithsonian Libraries.

An African Folktale is an adaptation of a traditional tale told by the Efik people of southeastern Nigeria about why the sun and the moon live in. This entertaining collection of 30 traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and friendship.

Timeless fables recount adventures of Ajapa the Tortoise: how he saved the king and tricked the lion, what happened when he rented his house, how he came to be bald, and more.

Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria, by Elphinstone Dayrell, [], full text etext at This was traditionally called 'Tales by Moonlight'. Usually, the stories are meant to prepare young people for life, and so each story taught a lesson or moral.

In the African folk tales, the stories reflect the culture where diverse types of animals abound. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Nigerian folk tales. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type. I drew also on several other Hausa variants of the tale, collectively titled “The Story of Manly-Man” and found in Volume 2 of Hausa Tales and Traditions, by Frank Edgar, edited and translated by Neil Skinner, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, (a translation of Edgar’s Litafi Na Tatsuniyoyi Na Hausa, W.

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stories in Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria were collected during the early years of the 20th century by Elphinstone Dayrell, a British colonial official in Ikom, near the Niger River delta.

It is a marvelous collection of stories filled with dramatic human adventures, often involving the "kings of Calabar," along with many stories from the world of nature, including origin.

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WEST AFRICAN FOLK-TALES 6 looking tree, he began to climb. The heavy pot, hang-ing in front of him, made hi s ascent almost impossible. Again and again he tried to reach the top of the tree, where he intended to hang the pot.

There, he thought, Wisdom would indeed be beyond the reach of every one but himself. He was unable, however, to carry out.polygamous marriage system. The tales are faithful to the concep-tion of the universe in Nigerian folklore, which holds that the worlds of the living and the spirits are very close, the boundary almost nonexistent, and that communication and traffic between the two worlds are not only possible but frequent.

This is a concept already.Read African folk tales from Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, Zanzibar Tales, Sanni Meterlerkamp and more. Jump to full list of African folk tales.

About: Africa brought forth many rich stories of folklore to the literature world. These stories continue to fascinate audiences and are often taught in schools.