The Berry Basket: Three African Tales

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Kwela Books, 1999 - Social Science - 48 pages
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A collection of African folklore with interesting artwork. These traditional Tsonga folktales are retold in English by Dinah M Mbanze. The tales, first encountered by Mbanze at her grandmother's knee, have an unusual charm, and the ironical undertone makes them suitable for adults and children alike. Like folktales the world over, they have universal appeal, but they will fill a special place in the hearts of those who love Africa.

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Dinah M. Mbanze taught at a farm school in the district of Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng until 1998, when, after thirty years, she was retrenched because she lacked formal teaching qualifications. At the suggestion of Jo Bleeker of Tweefontein farm where Dinah lives, she then started to write down the tales she had heard as a child.

Niki Daly is an international award-winning illustrator and writer of children's picture books.

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