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A. B. ELLIS, Yoruba-Speaking Peoples, OF THE SLAVE COAST OF WEST AFRICA, 1894

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Author:   A. B. ELLIS
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YORUBA-SPEAKING PEOPLES OF THE SLAVE COAST OF WEST AFRICA by A. B. ELLIS [1894]


D. Amaury Talbot, Woman's Mysteries of a Primitive People. The Ibibios of Southern Nigeria, 1915

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Author:   D. Amaury Talbot
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Woman's Mysteries of a Primitive People The Ibibios of Southern Nigeria by D. Amaury Talbot [1915] This is an ethnography of the Iboibo, a Nigerian tribe.Written by a pioneering English woman in the early 20th Century,this book focuses on the ritual life of women.Despite the naïve colonialist attitude,it presents a female perspective which was seldom seen in theethnographic literature of the period.


George McCall Theal, Xhosa Folk-Lore, 1886

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Author:   George McCall Theal
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Kaffir (Xhosa) Folk-Lore: by George McCall Theal [1886]
This is a collection of folk tales from the South African Xhosa people,the tribe to which Nelson Mandela belongs.Please note that the original title of the book uses anappellation for the Xhosa, Kaffir, which today is considered disrespectful.That said, this is a scholarly collection of Xhosa tales; it is aprimary source on the subject. As such, this book is part of the cultural heritage of South Africa andis both entertaining and informative.


Henry Callaway, The Religious System of the Amazulu

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Author:   Henry Callaway
Headline:   The Religious System of the Amazulu
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Part I: (OR, THE TRADITION OF CREATION AS EXISTING AMONG THE AMAZULU AND OTHER TRIBES OF SOUTH AFRICA.)
Part II: (OR, ANCESTOR WORSHIP.)
Part III: (OR, DIVINERS.)
Part IV: (OR, MEDICAL MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT.)


JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D., South-African Folk-Tales, 1910

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Author:   JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D.
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SOUTH-AFRICAN FOLK-TALES BY JAMES A. HONEŸ, M.D. [1910]
This is a collection of South African folklore collected during the 19th century. It includes many great animal tales with classic African wisdom.


James Macdonald, Religion and Myth, 1883

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Author:   James Macdonald
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Religion and Myth by James Macdonald [1883] This pioneering Victorian study of comparative African religious beliefs,draws on ethnographies, folklore studies, historical and traveler's accounts.Macdonald examines in detail taboos, magic, divination, prophecy,sacrifice, sorcery, sexual practices, and the status of women.He also ties in data from Celtic, Ancient Near East, Pacific and other cultures.Particularly, he includes comparative points from his native land, Scotland.Macdonald demonstrates that there are broad similarities between Africanbelief systems and those of other pre-industrial peoples.
In his final chapter he critiques European attempts to 'civilize' Africans,by selling ...


John Wyndham, Myths of Ife, London, 1921

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Author:   John Wyndham
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Myths of Ífè By John Wyndham [London, 1921] {Reduced to HTML by Christopher M. Weimer, Dec. 2002}
This short book is a translation of some of the myths of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a history of the creation of the world, the gods, and humanity, and the early days of the sacred city of Ífè, the traditional center of Yoruba culture. The text was recited to the author/translator by the high priests of Ífè, and the book is still cited in some books on traditional Yoruba religion and thought today. It has undeservedly become quite rare, as it can be considered a minor classic in the field.



M. I. Ogumefu, B.A., Yoruba Legends, London, 1929

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Author:   M. I. Ogumefu, B.A.
Headline:   Yoruba Legends, London, 1929
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IN modern times we have begun paying close attention to folklore?old tales, not invented by one man, but belonging to the whole people; not written down, but told by parents to their children, and so handed on for hundreds of years...


Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray, Hausa Folk-Lore, 1913

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Author:   Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray
Headline:   Hausa Folk-Lore
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HAUSA FOLK-LORE by Maalam Shaihua, translated by R. Sutherland Rattray Clarendon Press [1913] This is a collection of Hausa folklore, which is directly sourced froma Hausa storyteller, and translated by a European academic.This originally appeared as two volumes, the translation being in the firstone.These West African stories, from what is today is Nigeria,are from an Islamic background,giving us a look into this important African storytelling tradition.




Myths and Legends of the Bantu

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE BANTU ALICE WERNER [1933]



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