Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroon
130 Pages
English
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Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroon

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130 Pages
English

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In the olden days, after a day�s work in the farms, chil�dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com�pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in the songs and choruses. Sometimes the children were given the opportunity to tell stories that they had known while the adult story-teller listened attentively in order to add more details where necessary. In telling these stories and riddles, children were ex�pected to learn something through all those activities con�nected with the customs, environment, language and religious practices of their people. This book provides children with stories, riddles and some proverbs that parents ought to have told their children at -home but have failed because of their present day busy sched�ules. Teachers will fill that vacuum at school as they guide the children in reading the stories, riddles and proverbs in their second language - English. As an instructional tool, this col�lection will foster literacy, promote cultural awareness and create situations where learners share with one another their personal experiences and traditions.

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Published 05 October 2010
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EAN13 9789956578559
Language English
Document size 7 MB

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Comfort Ashu
Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroon Comfort Ashu
Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIGLangaaResearch & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-578-49-5 © Comfort Ashu 2010
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
CONTENT Introduction........................................................................ v PART ONE A Ayito.....................................................................................3 The Owl and the Peacock (A Love Contest).................9 King Tortoise and the Ant............................................... 13 The Hair and the Lion.......................................................17 The Tie-Tie Bridge.............................................................23 The Grinding Stone........................................................... 27 The Small Drum.................................................................31 PART ONE B The Image of the African Woman in the Folktale....... 37 The Outcast who Became Master................................... 41 The Wicked Stepmother................................................... 47 The Wicked Mother...........................................................55 Love at First Sight..............................................................61 PART TWO Riddles................................................................................. 71 Answers to Riddles............................................................ 75 PART THREE Thoughts Through Proverbs........................................... 81 Proverbs.............................................................................. 89 Bibliography.....................................................................119
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INTRODUCTION Welcome Wonderer, Welcome HomeIn the land of strangers Wither thou art gone Hear afar voice calling My son! My son! Come home! Come home!See the arms still open Open to embrace thee Eyes of love are on thee My son! My son! Come home! Come home!Come to my bosomCome and feel the warmthOf your true motherWipe my fallen tearsMy son! My son!Welcome home! Welcome home!
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