Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah translated the Ewe stories into English and Anna Cottrell has retold them in contemporary English for the wider European market. This edition presents the 24 stories in their original form for the Ghanian market.
Author: Anna Cottrell
Publisher: African Books Collective
Recorded on location in the Volta Region in Ghana in 2006-07, these stories are the result of collaboration between Anna Cottrell and Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah. Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah translated the Ewe stories into English and Anna Cottrell has retold them in contemporary English for the wider European market. This edition presents the 24 stories in their original form for the Ghanian market.
Traditional stories were a wonderful way of binding communities together and it is a nation’s loss if it no longer values the wisdom of the past. We should remember the Sankofa who bids us look to the past to guide us into our future.
Author: Cottrell, Anna
Publisher: Afram Publications (Ghana)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
These original and traditional oral stories are really by the people and for the people. If a civilisation expresses itself through its various art forms, then stories are the voice of those who have handed down their understanding of life from age to age. Traditional stories were a wonderful way of binding communities together and it is a nation’s loss if it no longer values the wisdom of the past. We should remember the Sankofa who bids us look to the past to guide us into our future.
Once Upon a Time in Ghana won in the Best Books For Older Readers category . Once Upon a Time in Ghana : Traditional Stories Retold in English was published by Afram Publications in 2013 ; it is being distributed across Ghana and also ...
Books such as Myth in Africa (Okpewho, 1983), and Folklore, Myths and Legends: A World Perspective (Rosenberg, 1997), ... A fiction book, 'Once upon a time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe stories retold in English' (Cottreli, 2013), ...
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Social Science
Knowledge systems are an essential aspect to the preservation of a community’s culture. In developing countries, this community-based knowledge has significant influence on such things as decision making and problem solving. The Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the importance of knowledge and value systems at the community level and ways indigenous people utilize this information. Highlighting impacts on culture and education in developing nations, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, policy makers, students, and professionals interested in contemporary debates on indigenous knowledge systems.
“Bukom and the Social History of Boxing in Accra: Warfare and Citizenship in Precolonial Society. ... Understanding the Traditional Art of Ghana. ... Once Upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English.
Author: Toyin Falola Ph.D.
These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. • Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works • Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each • Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history • Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continent
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Author: Timothy L. Gall
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.
In this Ashanti tale from Ghana , Anansi the man is " greedy and lazy and always up to some trick . " He sets out to find a " fool ... The name of the book is Angolan for “ Once upon a time ” stories that are told purely for enjoyment .
Author: Olga R. Kuharets
Publisher: American Library Association
Offers suggestions for utilizing cultural materials and multicultural programming within schools and libraries, including African, Caribbean, Korean, and Native American perspectives.
that is why the best of children's books are in fact written not by children but by adults . ... why many of our writers have channelled their creative energies into the much easier option of retelling traditional stories in English .
A story from Aardema's classic Tales for the Third Ear , now out of print . I. Murphy Lewis . ... This story from the Akan people ( Ghana ) is about a farmer who meets objects that talk . ... Once Upon a Time ... When We Were Colored .
Author: Pamela L. Tiedt
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Parents, and community members committed to diversity in education.
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The classic example of this phenomenon is the Gonja oral tradition in Ghana.134 When the historical legends of the ... When the legends were recorded again some sixty years later, the story told of only five sons, since there were now ...
Author: Joanna Dewey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
To experience the gospel message as first-century people heard it is to move into an oral world, one with very little reliance on manuscripts. The essays in this book explore this oral world and the Gospel of Mark within it. They demonstrate the oral style of Mark's gospel, which suggests that it was composed orally, transmitted orally in its entirety by literate and nonliterate storytellers, and survived to become part of the canon only because it was widely known orally. Women's storytelling also thrived during the first centuries of Christianity. With the transition to manuscript authority beginning in the middle of the second century, women's voices were often minimized, trivialized, or completely omitted in written versions. Further, when the Gospel of Mark was one of four written Gospels these voices were quickly ignored. An ancient audience hearing Mark performed, however, enjoyed a vibrant experience of the gospel message and its urgent call to follow.
firstly , four pleasant , everyday stories about a multi - racial group of children : Berron's Tooth , A Day by the Sea ... My World by Michael Pollard looks at children in seven different countries : Britain , Bangladesh , Ghana , Peru ...
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... whose interests rulers to return and once again determine POLYBIUS AFRICANUS were not guaranteed by the central gov- our destinies . ... than their contemporaries in Africa . tribal wars among the African savages . The story has ...
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