African folktales and sculpture. [Folktales selected and edited by Paul Radin, with the collaboration of Elinore Marvel. Introd. to the tales by Paul Radin. Sculpture selected with an introduction by James Johnson Sweeney.

; Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986
New York] Pantheon Books [1952] .

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman Art and Design Oversize (1st Floor)
GR350 .A35 1952 Available Request
Gelman stacks
GR350 .A25 1953 Missing
LIB stacks
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Other Authors Radin, Paul, 1883-1959,
Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-1986.
Subjects Africa.
Arte De Povos Primitivos.
Contes -- Afrique.
Contes africains.
Sculpture -- Afrique noire.
Sculpture africaine.
Sculpture, African.
Tales -- Africa.
Series Bollingen series ; 32.
Description xxi, 355 pages plates, map 32 cm.
Copyright Date [1952]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Also issued online.
Contents Introduction/ Paul Radin -- Prologue/ Ekoi -- I. The Universe and Its Beginnings -- How Spider Obtained the Sky-God's Stories/ Ashanti -- The Separation of God from Man/ Krachi -- The Creator Nyame and His Four Wives/ Krachi -- How Abosom, the Lesser Gods, Came into the World/ Ashanti -- Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky/ Efik-Ibibio -- The Sun and the Children/ Bushmen -- The Brothers, Sun and Moon, and the Pretty Girl/ Akamba -- The Son of the Wind/ Bushmen -- How the Stars Came/ Ekoi -- How the First Rain Came/Ekoi -- The Origin of Death/Krachi -- The Origin of Death/Akamba -- The Origin of Death/Hottentot -- How Diseases Came to the Ashanti/ Ashanti -- How the Mason-Wasp Fetched Fire from God/ Baila -- How Kintu Was Tested before He Could Marry the Daughter of the King of Heaven/ Baganda -- The Son of Kimanaueze and the Daughter of Sun and Moon/ Ambundu -- The Blue-Jay Who Married the Daughter of God/ Baila -- Mantis Creates an Eland/ Bushmen -- Why the Chief of the Smiths Was Unable to Create Human Beings/ Baganda -- How Spider Read the Sky-God's Thoughts/ Ashanti -- II. The Animal and His World -- Mantis and the All-Devourer/ Bushmen -- The Fox and the Wolf/ Herero -- The Elephant and the Tortoise/ Hottentot -- The Frog and Umdhlubu/ Zulu -- The Caterpillar and the Wild Animals/ Masai -- The Gazell and the Leopard/ Bakongo -- The Leopard, the Squirrel, and the Tortoise/ Efik-Ibibio -- The Hare, the Hyena, and the Lioness's Cave/ Masai -- Nwashisisana, the Hare -- Master Rabbit and the Berries/ Thonga -- How It Came About That We Shall Always See Okra the Cat Lying on a Velvet Cushion, While Okraman the Dog Sleeps Among the Ashes of the Kitchen Fire/ Ashanti -- How It Came About That the Hinder Part of Kwaku Ananse the Spider Became Big, at the Expense of His Head, Which Is Small/ Ashanti -- Why There Are Cracks in Tortoise's Shell/ Baila -- Why Some Animals Became Domesticated/ Suk -- How Honey-Guide Came to Have Authority over Honey/ Baila -- The Bird That Made Milk/ Xosa -- The Man and the Snake/ Nuer -- How Elephant Married a Nama Woman and Was Deceived by Her/ Nama -- How Kwaku Ananse Got Aso in Marriage/ Ashanti -- III. The Realm of Man -- The Young Man Who Was Carried Off by a Lion/ Bushmen -- How a Hunter Obtained Money from His Friend the Leopard, the Goat, the Bush Cat, and the Cock, and How He Got Out of Repaying Them/ Efik-Ibibio -- The Little Wise Woman/ Hottentot -- Zimwa-mbanje the Hemp Smoker/ Mashona -- Konyek and His Father/ Masai -- The Lost Sister/ Akikuyu -- The Woman and the Children of the Sycamore Tree/ Masai -- The Girl Who Stayed in the Fork of a Tree/ Bena Mukuni -- How an Unborn Child Avenged Its Mother's Death/ Bena Mukuni -- The Woman Who Killed Her Co-Wife/ Bena Mukuni -- The Slave Girl Who Tried to Kill Her Mistress/ Efik-Ibibio -- The Smart Man and the Fool/ Bakongo -- The Greed of the Old Man and His Wife/ Masai -- How Contradiction Came to the Ashanti/ Ashanti -- How It Came About That One Person Does Not Reveal the Origin from Which Another Person Comes/ Ashanti -- Why a Girl Should Marry Him to Whome Is Given in Marriage/ Ashanti -- How It Came That Children Were First Whipped/ Ashanti -- Why It Is That the Elders Say We Should Not Repeat Sleeping-Mat Confidences/ Ashanti -- Why You Should Let Your Kinsman Accompany You When He Asks to Go Along/ Ashanti -- If Someone Does Good to You, You Should Do Good in Return/ Ashanti -- Untombinde, the Tall Maiden/ Zulu -- IV. Man and His Fate -- The Wonder-Worker of the Plains/ Baronga -- The Enchanted Guinea-Fowl/ Lango -- The Adventures of Mrile/ Chaga -- The Handsome Ogre-Girl of the Pool/ Akamba -- The Town Where None Might Go to Sleep/ Hausa -- The City Where Men Are Mended/ Hausa -- M'wambia and the N'jenge/ Akikuyu -- The Child and the Eagle/ Baila -- The Fat Woman Who Melted Away/ Efik-Ibibio -- The Cherry-Pickers/ Lango -- Ngomba's Basket/ Bakongo -- The Beautiful Girl Who Hand No Teeth/ Bavenda -- The Girl Who Was Sacrificed by Her Kin and Whom Her Lover Brought Back from Below/ Akikuyu -- The Wicked Girl and Her Punishment/ Hausa -- The Old Woman Who Stole Milk/ Zulu -- The Wife Who Ate the Wrong Porridge/ Bena Mukuni -- The Twin Brothers/ Bakongo -- Kenkebe/ Xosa -- The Giant of the Great Water/ Akikuyu -- A Woman for a Hundred Cattle/ Swahili -- Epilogue/ Baila -- Sources of the Folktales -- Glossary -- African Negro Sculpture -- Introduction/ James Johnson Sweeney -- Plates -- Catalogue of Plates.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)16864452
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