Stories of Africa by Gcina Mhlophe
  

Stories of Africa

Written by Gcina Mhlophe
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RRP £19.50

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Stories of Africa by Gcina Mhlophe

This folklore story collection offers a feast of enjoyment for young South African readers. Ten enchanting tales, steeped in the imaginative richness of African storytelling: Where did the first stories in the world come from? How did little Tortoise win the respect of all the other animals? Who was Nanana Bo Sele Sele and what happened when she built her house in the middle of the animals' road? Why was young Crocodile so determined to get hold of Monkey's heart? Told with inimitable aplomb by South Africa's most popular performance storyteller and illustrated by a lively selection of KwaZulu-Natal artistic talent, Stories of Africa is a classic to delight new readers across the multicultural spectrum.

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'Everyone can share in the magic of the story But no one must ever claim sole ownership So that whatever happens to the storyteller The story lives on.'

About the Author

Gcina's writing is published all over the world, and has been translated into German, French, Italian, Swahili and Japanese. Her honours include: BBC Africa Service Award for Radio Drama, The Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival, Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago, OBBIE in New York, and Honorary Doctorates from London Open University and University of Natal in South Africa. Her books with the University of Natal Press are Love Child and Have you Seen Zandile?

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Gcina Mhlophe
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Publisher

University of KwaZulu-Natal Press

Publication date

1st August 2004

ISBN

9781869140618


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