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African Jungle Tales

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Carl Bender


Carl Bender [1869-1935] was a German-born American missionary in Cameroon. During his years in Africa, he collected folktales which he later…

Black Folk Tales

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Erick Berry


This book contains 13 Hausa folktales from Nigeria as retold and also illustrated by Erick Berry, the pen name of Evangel Alenna Champlin wh…

Animal Fables from the Dark Continent

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Alphonso Orenzo Stafford


A. O. Stafford, an African American educator and folklorist, wrote this collection of African and African Diaspora folktales for students in…

South African Folk-Tales

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James A. Honeÿ


James Albert Honeij (Honey) has collected a variety of South African folktales from previously published sources in English translation, to …

Ikom Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria

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Elphinstone Dayrell


Elphinstone Daryell [1869-1917] was a British colonial administrator in southern Nigeria who had an interest in anthropology and folklore. T…

The Flame Tree and Other Folk-Lore Stories from Uganda

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Rosetta Baskerville


Rosetta Baskerville was the wife of George Baskerville, a missionary in Uganda. Some of the folktales in this book, published in 1925, are s…

The King of the Snakes and Other Folklore Stories from Uganda

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Rosetta Baskerville


Rosetta Baskerville was the wife of George Baskerville, a missionary in Uganda. Some of the folktales in this book, published in 1922, are s…

Where Animals Talk: West African Folk Lore Tales

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Robert Hamill Nassau


Robert Nassau spent four decades as a medical missionary in Africa, arriving at Corisco Island, now part of Equatorial Guinea, in 1861; he a…

Black Tales for White Children

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Nancy Stigand and Chauncey Hugh Stigand


Chauncey Hugh Stigand wrote this book of 29 East African folktales together with his wife, Nancy Stigand. Stigard was an officer in the Brit…

Selectae Fabulae Aesopi, or Select Fables of Aesop

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H. Clarke


This 18th-century Latin textbook presents 202 Aesop's fables in Latin, "with an English translation more literal than any yet extant, …