Traditional Folk-Tales of Ghana (Studies in African Literature v. 5)

Traditional Folk-Tales of Ghana (Studies in African Literature v. 5)

By: Emmanuel V. Asihene (author)Hardback

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Presenting a comprehensive collection of Ghanian folk-tales, this text seeks to engage the interest of children and adults, and to impart the educational, moral and ethical values which can be found in the tales.


Ananse and his adopted son; Woman and her sons. Ananse: and his forgetfulness; and his mother-in-law; an 'no reason'; and Ntikuma; and Osieamono; and some animals; and some strong animals; and the cows; and the donkey; and the fishermen; and the greedy lion; and the monster; and the pig; and the pigeon; and the squirrel; and the tiger; Ananse's free goat; Ananse the daring messenger. Babone's adventure; be pleased with what you have; conceited Anase and the tiger; Goat, tiger and sheep; Grasshopper and Ananse; How Ananse become bald; how Ananse escaped death; How Ananse got abundant meat; How Ananse used grain of corn; How infectious disease came about; How Kumase city got its name; how poverty became common; How rocks came about; How the animals chose a king; How the fox became man's enemy; How the hen got a narrow beak; How the leopard got its spots; How the striped mouse got its stripes; How we got mushrooms; How we got oil palm-nut heads; How we got scare-crows; How we got storm; How wild animals came; How women got breast; Kwasithe orphan; Leopard, lion and mouse; Man's gratitude to the turtle; Ntikuma, Ananse and the goats; Ntikuma and Ananse; Ntikuma and Kwaku Ananse; Once bitten, twice shy; Paid in his own coins; Sasabonsam and the hunter; The animal's drum; The antelope that became rotten; The bear-cat and Ananse; The birds and Ananse; The blind man and the lame man; The boy who became a stranger; The cause of Ananse's baldness; The cause of the widespread distribution of canes; The chief's riddle; The consequence of being obstinate; The cunning thief; The day the spider disgraced himself; The discreet tortoise; The dragon and the two brothers; The elephant and the crab; The farmer and the dwarfs; The fox and the hen; The goat and the leopard; The greedy wolf; The hen and the duck; The horn-bill and the hawk; the hunter who could not keep a secret; The jealous wife; The king and the innocent man; The leopard and the cat; The magic gourds; The marriage of Ahoofe; The marriage of the Pied-Crow; The mask that changed into a father; The monkey and the fish; The moon, the stars and the sun; The origin of spider tales (Anansesem); The origin of the Kpini festival; The pauper and the chief. The plight of a beautiful girl. (Part contents).

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  • ISBN13: 9780773484665
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780773484665
  • ISBN10: 0773484663

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