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Author Makuchi.

Title The Sacred Door and Other Stories [electronic resource] : Cameroon Folktales of the Beba.

Imprint Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (231 pages).
Series Research in International Studies, Africa Series
Research in international studies. Africa series.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Part 1; The Story of Bat and Sun; The Story of Hawk and Hen; The Story of Pig and Tortoise; The Story of Cat and Rat; The Story of the BirdsThat Went to the Sky; The Story of Cat and Dog; The Story of Monkey and Bee; The Foolish Leopard; Tiger Kills His Mother; A Tug-of-War; The Race; Part 2; Metse-Tsate-Nfo, aka Sense-Pass-King; The Man-Eating Lion; The Flutes; The Boy and the Dish; The Unhappy Stepson; The Disobedient Son; The Two Sisters; The Girls Who Refused Suitors; Mbaka and the Magic Ring; The Dance in the Sky; The Quest; Union Is Strength; Part 3.
Penis, Testicles, and VaginaWhen You Eat Today, Remember There Is Tomorrow; The Greedy Mother; The Ring and the String of Beads; The Huntress; King-of-Scabies; Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Back to the Stem; A Secret Is Difficult to Keep; The Test; The Sacred Door; Hunting Elephants; Afterword.
Summary The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native Cameroon. The collection of thirty-four folktales of the Beba showcases a wide variety of stories that capture the richness and complexities of an agrarian society's oral literature and traditions. Revenge, greed, and deception are among t.
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Subject Tales -- Cameroon.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Makuchi. Sacred Door and Other Stories : Cameroon Folktales of the Beba. Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, ©2007
ISBN 9780896804586 (electronic bk.)
0896804585 (electronic bk.)