Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria by Elphinstone Dayrell

Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria

byElphinstone Dayrell

Kobo ebook | February 3, 2016

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MANY years ago a book on the Folk-Tales of the Eskimo was published, and the editor of The Academy (Dr. Appleton) told one of his minions to send it to me for revision. By mischance it was sent to an eminent expert in Political Economy, who, never suspecting any error, took the book for the text of an interesting essay on the economics of "the blameless Hyperboreans."

Mr. Dayrell's "Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria" appeal to the anthropologist within me, no less than to the lover of what children and older people call "Fairy Tales." The stories are full of mentions of strange institutions, as well as of rare adventures. I may be permitted to offer some running notes and comments on this mass of African curiosities from the crowded lumber-room of the native mind.

Title:Folk Stories From Southern NigeriaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 3, 2016Publisher:@AnnieRoseBooksLanguage:English

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