Book - African Tales: A Barefoot Collection

Book - African Tales: A Barefoot Collection

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Retold by Gcina Mhlophe
Illustrated by Rachel Griffin


Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from 8 different African nations retold by master storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, a well-known South African activist, actor, poet, playwright and director. Mhlophe provides a fascinating, fact-filled introduction to each story about the country it comes from to boost young readers' reading comprehension, global awareness and geography knowledge.

The stories include:

Nolwandle, Girl of the Waves (Namibia)
Makhosi and the Magic Horns (Malawi)
Masilo and Masilonyana (Lesotho)
The Great Hunter (Swaziland)
Sea Wind (Senegal)
Ananse and the Impossible Quest (Ghana)
The Story of the Wise Mother (Sudan)
Everything Changes, Everything Passes (Ethiopia)


With the author's keen insight and Rachel Griffin's delicate embroidered illustrations, this anthology is truly one-of-a-kind.