Kabba Folk Tales and Proverbs

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Date:
2009
Publisher:
Lincom Europa
Part Of Series:
Lincom Text Collections 01
Extent:
574 pages
Abstract:
These Kabba folk stories have been recorded in the Central African Republic in 1998. They were told by gifted Kabba storytellers to a mixed audience of adults and children. Jean-Pierre Dingatoloum transcribed them. A number of different Kabba speakers, translated them into French. Rosmarie Moser translated them into English and Knut Olawsky into German. Traditional folktales play an important educational role in African societies. They express cultural values through metaphorical narratives and the personification of animals and mythical creatures. They contain covert meanings and messages and they are both amusing and thought-provoking.
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Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1. The Dog and the Hen -- 2. The Pig -- 3. The Frog -- 4. The Bat -- 5. The Orphan -- 6. The Snake -- 7. The Lion and the Rat -- 8. The Lizard and the Dog -- 9. The Hunter and the Alligator -- 10. Komberiom and the Leper -- 11. Esu and Enjamgotoje -- 12.Majiram and his Peanuts -- 13. The Girls and the Lions -- 14. The Thief and the Hyena -- 15. Kerputu the Liar -- 16. A Mother and her Son -- 17. The Frog and the Girl -- 18. The Magical Bird -- 19. The Leopard, the Dog and the Squirrel -- 20. The Goat and the Thieves -- 21. The Fulani Girl -- 22. The Tortoise and the Toad -- 23. The Pig and the Tortoise -- 24. The Dog, the Goat and the Sheep -- 25. The Dog and the Alligator -- 26. Esu and the the Wasp 1 -- 27. Esu and the Hare -- 28. Esu and the Bee -- 29. The Hare and the Pig -- 30. Esu and the the Wasp 2 -- 31. Esu and the Elephant -- 32. Yaïta and His Sister -- 33. The Hand and the Foot -- 34. The Hare and the Hyena
Country:
Central African Republic
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Subject:
Africa
cultural stories
traditional folktales
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Entry Number:
51550