Chi meglio del creatore di Mma Ramotswe può accompagnarci in un viaggio nel cuore dell'Africa e del suo folclore? Magia, humor, meraviglia nel libro di un narratore con una testimonial d'eccezione, proprio lei, la prima (e unica) investigatrice del Botswana.
- ISBN: 886088005X
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 96
A really interesting collection of folk stories from Zimbabwe and Botswana. Animals play a prominent role in many of the stories, the strength and supremacy of the lion, the trickery of the hare etc are recurring themes. Deceit is shown time and again to be punished and virtue and morality rewarded. Leggi tutto
Those familiar with Precious Ramotswe can easily imagine her listening to the tales from this delightful collection. Relaxing after a day's work as No. 1 Ladies' Detective with a cup of bush tea, her mind might wander back to the stories of her childhood. Those new to McCall Smith's books will find
This is a collection of fables, legends and myths from two countries in Africa – Zimbabwe and Botswana. These traditional stories share many characteristics with folk tales from neighboring regions. But while they may be a part of the oral literature of Southern Africa, the lessons taught are univer Leggi tutto
3 Stars. Read for UK Black History Month with GR group Reading for Pleasure. TThese stories clearly have been passed down from generation to generation from time immemorial. The elements with the stories speak of a people's close connection to the Earth. 1. The narrators often remember fondly when hum Leggi tutto
Queste fiabe sono davvero simpatiche, è un piacevole intraprendere questa lettura. Il libro è breve e si legge molto velocemente e la scrittura non è per niente impegnativa, ma a misura bambino. I luoghi e gli avvenimenti sono descritti molto bene e non rischierete di perdervi nemmeno un dettaglio. R Leggi tutto
I am a sucker for folk tales. Growing up I read tales from every culture I could get my hands on, so I was delighted to find this compendium by Alexander McCall Smith. It has always struck me as fascinating that all cultures tell the same tales, though the details change: parents who cannot have chil Leggi tutto
A collection of folktales from Botswana and Zimbabwe that have been collected by the author of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I was disappointed. It would have been interesting to me to know which tales were from which of the countries but there is no mention anywhere. At the beginning ther
I loved, absolutely loved "Guinea Fowl Child". These tales are collected from Zimbabwe and Botswana, and cover a wide range for types. There are trickster tales (mostly with a hare being the trickster), just so tales (why animals do this), and family tales. Anyone who is familiar with Joel Chandler H Leggi tutto
It feels a bit strange to give a rating to this book, because I am in no way an expert on folktales. I cannot comment on the presentation in comparison to other compilations of similar stories, nor on the scholarship which may or may not be present here. However, I can say with full confidence that
I enjoyed these stories. They were well written and lend themselves well to being read aloud. That being said, I don't know anything about Zimbabwe or Botswana, so I have no clue if these are accurate representations of folktales from those places. But they are quite fun to read and the morals and r Leggi tutto
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