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   The Hero with an African Face
Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa
by Clyde W. Ford
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Category: Folktales & Myths
Code: 347 |  ISBN: 0553378686 |  256 pp. |  Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Format: Trade Paperback — also available in Hardcover
About this book
All cultures produce myths, but in all the contemporary bestsellers on mythology and spirituality. African traditions are missing. Now, drawing on extensive research and his own wide travels in Africa, Clyde Ford brings to life these ancient tales -- from the Ashanti's Kwasi Benefo to the Ugandan Kinto to the Congo's Mwindo -- and shows why they matter so much today. Ultimately, as he points out, these myths enable us to see the history of African Americans in a new light -- as a hero's journey to a hard-won victory.

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