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BOOKSHELF: When the Sun Sleeps: Folktales of Africa Retold

 When the Sun Sleeps, is a captivating collection of African folktales that provides a glimpse into the diverse cultures, traditions, beliefs, fantasies, and aspirations of the many nations of Africa.

This collection features a wide range of tales from across the continent, from the northern deserts to the southern savannas, and from the western coasts to the eastern mountains. Each story is richly woven with the unique rhythms, imagery, and metaphors that are deeply embedded in African oral tradition.

These tales are told with humor, wisdom, and a deep sense of humanity. They explore themes such as the power of storytelling, the importance of community, the struggle for justice and freedom, the mysteries of the natural world, and the search for spiritual enlightenment.

As you read these tales, you will be transported to a world of wonder and enchantment, where animals speak, spirits roam, and the impossible becomes possible. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the cultural diversity and richness of Africa, and the enduring values and aspirations that connect us all as human beings.

This collection is perfect for readers of all ages who are interested in exploring the world of African folklore and discovering the timeless wisdom and beauty of these tales.


Announcement: African Folktales and Storytelling Techniques Course

Announcement: African Folktales and Storytelling Techniques Course