Matengo Folktales

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This book presents English translations of 10 folktales from Southern Tanzania, which the author recorded in the mid-1970's. "Matengo" is the author's mother tongue and, in addition to the English translations of the folktales, there are some songs presented in the original Matengo as well. Covering a wide range of themes and styles, these translated folktales help the reader appreciate the stories in their original cultural context. Also found within is an essay on the folktale in general, and a commentary is provided on each story. Both the layman and the college student can enjoy this book.
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author:Joseph L. Mbele

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