African Tales – A Barefoot Collection

$16.99

Retold by Gcina Mhlophe
Illustrated by Rachel Griffin

Get swept away by 8 traditional tales from 8 different African nations retold by master storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, a well-known South African activist, actor, poet, playwright and director. Mhlophe provides a fascinating, fact-filled introduction to each story about the country it comes from to boost young readers’ reading comprehension, global awareness and geography knowledge.

The stories include:

  • Nolwandle, Girl of the Waves (Namibia)
  • Makhosi and the Magic Horns (Malawi)
  • Masilo and Masilonyana (Lesotho)
  • The Great Hunter (Swaziland)
  • Sea Wind (Senegal)
  • Ananse and the Impossible Quest (Ghana)
  • The Story of the Wise Mother (Sudan)
  • Everything Changes, Everything Passes (Ethiopia)

With the author’s keen insight and Rachel Griffin’s delicate embroidered illustrations, this anthology is truly one-of-a-kind.