Tales of East Africa: Illustrated Stories and Literature from Africa


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Welcome to a world of magical adventure, a place where a boy spares the life of a fearsome monster, a flock of doves brings a girl back from the dead, and a hare wreaks havoc among all the other animals. Translated and transcribed by folklorists and anthropologists in the early 20th century, these stories evoke the distinctive beauty and irresistible humor of East African folklore. The tales come alive alongside bold, contemporary art in this special illustrated edition, with each story transporting readers to an enthralling world. Readers will encounter mischievous animals, plucky heroes and heroines, and monsters, and artist Jamilla Okubo pairs each tale with a bold and vibrant illustration!


  • 176 pages
  • 7.85" x 0.85" x 9.35"
  • Ages 8+