The Calabash Child: African folk-tales by Diana Pitcher


In this book you meet Vugiswe, the Calabash Child, and sit with him under the wait-a-minute trees listening to the wonderful stories which his mother First Woman has to tell about Hare and Crocodile, about Lion Cub and Hyena, about Fire and Water - and about Tokoloshi himself, who is a very powerful imp even though he is only as long as your pointing finger and as dark as a moonless night. You will find out why Ape has no tail, why Mosquito buzzes so angrily and why Elephant... but it would be a pity to spoil the stories by telling you too much about them. They are simply enthralling, for they contain many secrets of Nkulunkulu's creation.

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SKU: 0908396341

Category: South African -Adult/children