This catalogue is an inventory of the folktales of three ethnic groups: the Bushmen (San, Masarwa), the Khoekhoe(n) (Khoikhoi, Hottentots) and the Damara (Dama, Bergdama). These peoples are most likely the ancient inhabitants of southern Africa who lived there before the arrival of the Bantu-speaking peoples. Though they differ as to their original forms of economy (hunter-gatherers and herders) they all speak click languages that do not belong to the Bantu languages. The Rehobothers and so-called Coloureds of Namibia, people of mixed race whose mother-tongue usually is Afrikaans, have been included here, for they not only have kept many elements of Khoisan beliefs but always have lived in close contact with the Khoisan groups. Comparative studies proved that there must have been a continuous exchange with and influence by neighbouring peoples from time immemorial. A number of tales which Khoisan peoples share with Bantu-speaking Africa can be found already in early 19th century sources, others appear only in latest collections of the northern border region. The same can be said of tales originating from European or Asian traditions. Many have been thoroughly adjusted to Khoisan life and thinking and are regarded as own ancient traditions because they were orally handed on in the family. Therefore the Catalogue does not separate ancient Khoisan lore from acquisitions of later times. It lists all tales which were told by Khoisan people and said to have been learned orally. Biblical stories were told only in a few cases and were not catalogued. Ch. 5 shows the tales with strong Herero flavour. International tales can be recognized by their ATU number. - Both parts of this catalogue can be ordered separately or together, see the following data: "Catalogue of the Khoisan Folktales of Southern Africa. Part II: The Tales" (ISBN 978-3-89645-872-8). "Catalogue of the Khoisan Folktales of Southern Africa. Part I + II" (ISBN 978-3-89645-870-4).
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Rüdiger Köppe, 2013. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Sg - Ungelesenes Mängelexemplar, gestempelt, mit leichten Lagerspuren, Schnellversand per DPD - 297 pp. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000304929