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Author Schomp, Virginia.

Title The ancient Africans / Virginia Schomp.

Publication Info. New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  299.6113 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Plano CLD Juvenile Non-Fiction - PDBB-4  J 299.6 SCH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  J 299.611 SCH    DUE 11-03-20
Description 96 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Myths of the world
Schomp, Virginia. Myths of the world.
Summary "A retelling of several ancient African myths, with background information describing the history, geography, belief systems, and customs of various peoples of Africa"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94) and index.
Contents Meet the ancient Africans: Continent, many worlds ; The cradle of humanity ; Gods and spirits ; In touch with the spirit world -- Timeless tales of ancient Africa: A Yoruba creation story : Obatala creates the world and humans ; A Fon fertility myth : the quarrel between the gods ; A Baronga master-animal story : the wonder-worker-of-the-plains ; Ashanti trickster tales : Anansi the spider ; A Nyanga heroic epic : the adventures of Mwindo ; Khoikhoi and Ashanti stories of death : the message that failed and A visit to the land of the dead.
Subject Mythology, African -- Juvenile literature.
Ethnology -- Africa -- Juvenile literature.
Mythology, African.
Ethnology -- Africa.
Africa -- Civilization -- Juvenile literature.
Africa -- Civilization.
ISBN 9780761430995 library binding
0761430997 library binding

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