Tortoise the Trickster and other folktales from Cameroon.
. Routledge & Kegan Paul . London
PZ8.1.T515 To 1979 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A delightful book of twenty-four stories. Four are Aesopic: TH (#4, identical with The Hedgehog and the Hare ); The Tortoise, the Goat, and the Lion (#7, about learning how to divide); Two Goats (#20); and DS (#24). The last, with a good illustration, has the dog jump in. Also funny: #5 and 13 (which provokes the good frontispiece art). Typical African: #11, 17, and 19. Simple household dialogue spins the stories together. I want to look for the author's Some Day Been Dey.