The Berry Basket: Three African Tales
Kwela Books, 1999 - Social Science - 48 pages
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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Award for Illustration back-room became bedbugs began to cry BERRY BASKET Big Monster Bleeker bour asked catch caught a fish caught an animal Choice Award claypot clothes and told day the king Dinah eat humans fishing rod fleas flesh-eating giant forest Giant Man-Eater grew grow taller happy to go home before dark husband caught insects jumped khulela phezulu kill little sister little steps lived magic egg MBANZE Monster caught Monster will eat Mother Lie mountain Move your feet neigh neighbour NIKI DALY odd thing happened oldest sister palace pick queen ripe berries river Sihlahla sister sang sister threw sleep snare soldiers sore leg sweet berries taller and bigger taller and taller three sisters To-dongela torn clothes tree ugly Izimuzimu village were afraid walked wanted water and roared wife cried wife to go woke wonderful thing happen wooden pounding blocks young girl young herd-boy youngest sister