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By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric paintings, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the area of anthropology together with his thought of "continuity of cultures" — offering, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian spiritual symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different individuals of his expeditions gathered an abundance of actual African folklore. This quantity provides a wealthy number of those attention-grabbing stories, fables, and legends.
Stories variety from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the desirable production myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic adaptations within the stories correspond with their narrators' assorted geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with attractive simplicity and directness, those often fun, occasionally strange tales are illustrated with diversifications of prehistoric rock work and pictures of twentieth-century Africans. Of massive price to scholars of African tradition, this e-book also will attract the various dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.

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