Hausaland Tales from the Nigerian Marketplace

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9780208025234: Hausaland Tales from the Nigerian Marketplace

A collection of twelve traditional tales from the Hausa people of Nigeria.

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Linnet Books is an imprint of The Shoe String Press, Inc. in North Haven, Connecticut.

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Grade 4 Up-Folktales and their tellers make up this interesting book that combines a view of a modern market in Nigeria with traditional tales from the region. The author traveled throughout the country and, with the help of students and volunteers, he discovered the similarity between some tales and the clear geographic uniqueness of others. These 12 selections are each told by a different fictional narrator during one day, thus emphasizing the relevance and value placed on storytelling in modern-day Hausa society. All Hausa words that occur in both the tales and the market scenes are defined in a glossary. The importance of the oral tradition is illustrated through the interaction of the narrators in the market. The black-and-white photos depict a variety of people and further connect the old and the new. With few collections of Nigerian folktales available and none with the creative and illuminating contrast between the tellers and the tales, this book could serve several purposes in both school and public libraries.
Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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