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Author Ondo, Bonaventure Mvé.

Title Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon : a Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends.

Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (186 pages)
Contents WISDOM AND INITIATION IN GABON; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; Chapter One-The Legend of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars; Chapter Two-The Seven Sons of Essamnyambogë; Chapter Three-The Legend of the Three Sons of Ada; Chapter Four-The Myth of Evus; Chapter Five-The Legend of Ngurangurane: Son of the Crocodile; Chapter Six-The Tale of the Orphan and the Old Woman; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors.
Summary In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity. The lessons transmitted from generation to generation by these marvelous stories are, Mvé Ondo argues, central to living lives that reflect and perpetuate the eternal truths of the Fang experience.
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Subject Fang (West African people) -- Folklore.
Mythology, Fang.
Legends -- Gabon.
Tales -- Gabon.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Barnes, James F.
Other Form: Print version: Ondo, Bonaventure Mvé. Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon : A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends. Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013 9780739181447
ISBN 9780739181454