Wembi, the Singer of Stories
Henry, Alice Cobble
. The Bethany Press . St. Louis
PZ8.1.C628 We 1959 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here are twenty-five African--apparently Congolese--tales, each with a little narrative introduction bringing Wembi to his audience. I have read the first six. The sixth would qualify as a fable: the antelope helps the spider out of compassion, and then the spider finds a surprising way to help the antelope. Others among the first six could be fables, but tend to be spun out at greater length, including a good deal of repetition. In any case, the stories are well and engagingly told. The simple, playful designs make for fun along the way.