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By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric paintings, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the area of anthropology together with his idea of "continuity of cultures" — featuring, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian spiritual symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different participants of his expeditions accrued an abundance of genuine African folklore. This quantity provides a wealthy choice of those interesting stories, fables, and legends.
Stories diversity from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the fascinating production myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic diversifications within the stories correspond with their narrators' various geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with attractive simplicity and directness, those usually fun, occasionally weird and wonderful tales are illustrated with variations of prehistoric rock work and graphics of twentieth-century Africans. Of huge worth to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will attract the various dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.

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Karissa had been with men who‟d been intimidated when she‟d shown any strength. She could tell that he wasn‟t afraid of a little female aggression. This man didn‟t mind her pushing him. His strength and confidence drew her, excited her. ” Tyral pointed to a spot in front of him on the soft red and yellow rugs. Karissa raised her brows, but stepped forward and dropped to her hands and knees without question. Callan paced around her, disappearing behind her. She tensed a little, surprised and frightened by the sudden blackness when a soft, thick blindfold settled in front of her eyes, but she made no move to remove it.

All that had ever mattered was that the woman would be mate to his Fire Spirit. You should have kept the stubborn woman with you, Tahvir said. Shock rolled through Callan. He almost couldn‟t believe what he‟d heard. The Elemental who‟d been preaching patience and restraint for almost Callan‟s entire life was actually saying he should have followed his rash impulses. Not that it would have been easy even if he‟d tried. “Why was it so difficult to give me some clue? Maybe some remark to make me think?

They want to do this standing? Karissa tossed a glance toward the soft-looking bed across the room. “You‟re ready for us,” Callan growled against her ear. “We‟re going to have you now, tana, both of us. There isn‟t anything within the four Realms that can stop our possession of you. ” Karissa could feel his body pressing against her left side, his hands stroking over her buttocks and stomach. She couldn‟t deny that she was primed, ready to explode. When two hands cupped her breasts, flicking the hardened nipples, she knew that it had to be Tyral.

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