By Alexander McCall Smith
Accumulated here's a beguiling choice of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by way of the best-selling writer of The No. 1 women' Detective business enterprise. This treasury includes many of the tales formerly accrued in youngsters of Wax and 7 new stories from the Setswana-speaking humans of Botswana.
A lady discovers that her younger husband could truly be a lion in cover, yet no longer sooner than they've got sons who may perhaps truly be cubs . . . while a baby made from wax follows his interest outdoor into the warmth of sunlight and melts, his siblings form him right into a chicken with feathers made from leaves that allow him to fly into the sunshine . . . conversing hyenas, milk-giving birds, smart cannibals who still get their comeuppance, and mysterious forces that dwell within the landscape—these tremendous fables deliver us the wealth, the diversity, and the actual magic of conventional African lore.
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