Almost as good as sitting around the table with the wimmin and listenin to the stories I have a roblem with how we keep saying African Like how many would say European Myths ANyhow the collection is very good and Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' provides an excellet startingoint A lovely collection "that will inspire you to storytell in your "will inspire you to storytell in your Used this as a resource for an outline on the history of spoken word The historicalcultural information was very helpful I icked this book because I knew it would be way out of my comfort zone I am not familiar with African Folklore at all I read the section from the Masai tribe which consisted
mostly of legends and sayings of the Masai tribe I found it of legends and sayings of the Masai tribe I found it interesting and it was a nice look into their beliefs and sayings and cultural norms I woul In one book you can find almost everything you need to know about African American folklore With research you can give complexity to this read I ve been reading 50 ages at a time sometimes twice since I began and have searched for on certain subjects A fascinating book and one I highly recommend to all Lovers Of Folklore It of folklore It hard to review this book On the one hand I think it s really important My daughter wanted my attention as I was trying to finish this book and I told her as a compromise I would read her the book but she might think it s boring She asked me what it was about to make up her mind I told her it was written about something interesting but it wasn t written in the most interesting way I asked her if she knew where Africa is I told her that Africa is full of countries as she knows but th. Africa is home to the oldest human cultures whose storytelling is basically oral A Treasury of African Folklo. At before those countries were there there were different countries I told her that Europeans came to Africa and changed the boundaries of all of the countries and changed the rules but before the European countries came there were different countries with different rules I told her these are the stories of those eople and their countries Walking through this explanation with my daughter told me that this book is important I was grateful for the conversation with my daughter that was sparked just because I was holding this book in my hands At the same time the uality of THE RETELLINGS AS THESE ARE ALL retellings as these are all retellings of retellings varies greatly Some of the stories are told with regard to literary conventions some are heavy handed in their translations There is a lot of variety in uality of retelling that leaves StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story plenty of room for improvement As far as the content that was chosen I appreciate the variety in this regard There are epics fairy talesoetry song It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life proverbs I like the variety of selection I like that there is historical information and biographical so to speak information introducing each collection of work I appreciate the extensive bibliography and that each reference and the format of citations that allowed for a smooth reading experience I really enjoyed theroverbs and the explanation of the Lignin Biodegradation proverbs I thinkroverbs are one of my favorite things to learn "about different cultures Having said all of this this is evidently a European construction This appears to "different cultures Having said all of this this is evidently a European construction This appears to a book constructed for and by Europeans based on the source material and on the uality of. Re is a written collection of hundreds of traditional African stories as well as riddles epics myths love son.
#collection the material #The material written is multiple degrees from it s origin and each degree is rimarily European On the one hand I feel grateful to Europeans who cared enough to make cultural observations and record cultural details of African eople because it is better than having the culture completely disintegrated and erased On the other hand it is difficult to sit comfortably in the knowledge that these histories were obtained arallel to bullying and abuse to African cultures through colonialism and the nature of the re tellings is of one European to another confiding Let me tell you what these natives are about Whereas the relationships between Europeans and Africans being what they were in the time these narratives were collected erhaps this is as much as can be "Hoped For I Do Not Know Enough "for I do not know enough about how these stories were acuired At the same time given the copywright date of 1996 given the knowledge that Africans are capable of speaking for themselves it makes hearing the stories through a European lens uncomfortable to say the least So in conclusion I m happy to have read this Treasury of African Folklore I m grateful that as an American whereas American culture redominantly erases Indigenous history agency and even Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church presence I m grateful that this book offers me a way to deprogram the nationalistic agenda supplied by American culture I m glad that it s offered me a bridge to hear stories of non European Black Africa I m hoping to find something of comparable breadth that transcends the European filters on which this book depend. Gsroverbs and A (kinda) Country Christmas parables thatreserve a link to an ancient ast that is still dimly remembered Illustrations.