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Title: The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa.
Description: New York, Bantam. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0553105442) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. Very Good+/Very Good-.

Keywords: Creation Myths, Mythology, Africa, Yoruba, Kimanaueze Tales, Heroes, Slaves, Red Buffalo Woman, Ashanti, Asamando, Atunda, St Augustine, Sargon the First, Axes, Mputu, Bambara Bakongo, Bantu, Bith, Buddhism, Joseph Campbell, Chaga, Children, Christianity,

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27996

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