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Paperback African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa Book

ISBN: 0486409112

ISBN13: 9780486409115

African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa

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An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric art, Leo Frobenius (1873?1938) startled the world of anthropology with his concept of "continuity of cultures" -- proposing, for instance, a link between Egyptian religious symbols and preexisting African mythology. In the course of his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and other members of his expeditions collected an abundance of authentic African folklore. This volume presents...

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An excellent introduction to African folk tales and myths.

Leo Frobenius and Douglas C. Fox's African Genesis covers the folk tales and myths of Africa, providing a range of simple stories and illustrating them with adaptations of prehistoric rock paintings and portraits of modern Africans. An excellent addition to any ethnic collection.
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