54 folktales in five volumes are in the series and are all illustrated in colour.
These amazing tales will preoccupy both children and adult minds, anywhere. The stories are simple, visualising the world through narration. They provide deep insights into human life, with emphasis on the essence of African lifestyle and ways of understanding. Among others, they hold a mirror for readers all over the world to see who we were and who we can become, while thinking of who we are.
Drawn from the oral tradition these tales will appeal to both children and adults everywhere. This delightful collection, the result of years of field research work that partly informed courses the author taught in African and Oral Literature, shapes her first creative writing project.
Written in straightforward and engaging language, the author weaves the stones out of the cultural fabric woven by the ancestors with authenticity. To make it easy rooting for readers across ages, these remarkable narratives are beautifully and colourfully illustrated, adding an intricate layer to the material.
“Each tale entertains and creates a context for creative and innovative learning. The collection is therefore highly recommended for enjoyment and study by everyone – thinkers, political scientists, writers, theologians, sociologists and anyone who appreciates the African way of life”. – Dr. K. B. Maison (Nana Kobena Nketsia V)
Professor Naana J. Opoku-Agyemang was the first woman to serve as Vice Chancellor of a Ghanaian university. Prior to this position, she was Head of the Department of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dean of the Board of Graduate Studies, and Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Cape Coast. She is currently a member of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and also served as Ghana’s Minister for Education.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is widely published in respected scholarly journals. This delightful collection, the result of years of field research work that partly informed courses she taught in African and Oral Literature, shapes her first creative writing project.