Riddles, Folktales And Proverbs From Cameroon by Comfort AshuRiddles, Folktales And Proverbs From Cameroon by Comfort Ashu

Riddles, Folktales And Proverbs From Cameroon

byComfort Ashu

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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In the olden days, after a day's work in the farms, children and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, compound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in the songs and choruses. Sometimes the children were given the opportunity to tell stories that they had known while the adult story-teller listened attentively in order to add more details where necessary. In telling these stories and riddles, children were expected to learn something through all those activities connected with the customs, environment, language and religious practices of their people. This book provides children with stories, riddles and some proverbs that parents ought to have told their children at home but have failed because of their present-day busy schedules. Teachers will fill that vacuum at school as they guide the children in reading the stories, riddles and proverbs in their second language - English. As an instructional tool, this collection will foster literacy, promote cultural awareness and create situations where learners share with one another their personal experiences and traditions.
Title:Riddles, Folktales And Proverbs From CameroonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956578495

ISBN - 13:9789956578498