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Matengo Folktales Joseph L. Mbele

Matengo Folktales

Joseph L. Mbele

Published January 26th 1999
ISBN : 9780741400284
Hardcover
142 pages
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This book presents English translations of 10 folk tales from Southern Tanzania which the author recorded in the mid-1970s. Matengo is the authors mother tongue and, in addition to the English translations of the folk tales, there are some songsMoreThis book presents English translations of 10 folk tales from Southern Tanzania which the author recorded in the mid-1970s. Matengo is the authors mother tongue and, in addition to the English translations of the folk tales, there are some songs presented in the original Matengo as well. Covering a wide range of themes and styles, these translated folk tales help the reader appreciate the stories in their original cultural context. Also found within is an essay on folklore in general, and a commentary is provided on each story. Both the layman and the college student can enjoy this book.