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Author Tremearne, A. J. N. (Arthur John Newman), 1877-1915.

Title Hausa Superstitions and Customs : an Introduction to the Folk-Lore and the Folk
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; INTRODUCTIORY NOTE TO THE NEW EDITION; Foreword; Abbreviations and References; Table of Contents; Illustrations; PART I.-FOLK-LORE AND FOLK-LAW; CHAP. I-INTRODUCTION; CHAP. II-SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TALES; CHAP. III-ANIMALS IN THE TALES; CHAP. IV-PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND VIRTUES; CHAP. V-THE LORE OF THE FOLK; CHAP. VI-CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS; CHAP. VII-CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS (continued); PART II.-HAUSA TALES, PARABLES AND VARIANTS; 1. THERE IS NO KING BUT GOD; 2. THE PUNISHMENT OF THE SABBATH BREAKERS
16. the rich malam, the thieving spider and the hyæna17. little fool, or the biter bit; 18. how the spider ate the hyæna-cubs' food; 19. the slave who was wiser than the king; 20. the cock by his wit saves his skin; 21. the hen seeks a charm from the wild-cat; 22. the battle between the beasts and the birds; 23. the goat frightens the hyæna; 24. the spider, the guinea-fowl, and the francolin; 25. how the cunning jerbon killed the strong lion; 26. the camel and the rude monkey; 27. the boy who was lucky in trading; 28. one cannot help an unlucky man; 29. the wonderful ring
3. the render-hearted maiden and the fish4. the spider, the old woman, and the wonderful bull; 5. the false friend; 6. a lie can give more pain than a spear; 7. the king who fulfilled his promise to the leper; 8. the friendly lion, and the youth and his wife; 9. however poor you are therd is some-one even worse off; 10. the boy, the girl, and dodo; 11. falsehood is more profitable than truth; 12. virtue pays better than greed; 13. the victim does note always see the joke; 14. dodo, the robber, and the magic door; 15. the deceitful spider, the half-man, and the rubber-girl
30. the greedy girl and her cure31. the gluttons; 32. how dodo frightened the greedy man; 33. bortorimi and the spider; 34. the hyæna and the spider visit the king of a far city; 35. the hyæna confesses her guilt; 36. the greedy spider and the birds; 37. the hare outwits the hyæna; 38. everything comes to him who waits; 39. the lazy frong, and his punishment; 40. the snake and the scorpion; 41. the spider which bought a dog as a slave; 42. the wooing of the bashful maiden; 43. the girls and the unknown youth; 44. the son of the king of agaddez; 45. the boy who became his rival's ruler
46. the wild cat and the hen47. the dishonest father; 48. the contest for dodo's wife; 49. the man and his lazy wives; 50. the two wives, the hyæna, and the dove; 51. the man and his wives, and dodo; 52. the wife who would not work alone; 53. the thoughtful and the thoughtless husbands; 54. solomon and the birds; 55. the king who coveted his son's wife; 56. the girl who married dodo's son; 57. the man who married a monkey; 58. the monkey-woman; 59. the despised wife's triumph; 60. the good kishia and the lucky boy; 61. the determined girl and the wicked parents
Summary First Published in 1970. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Notes 62. the wicked girl, and her punishment
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Subject Hausa (African people)
Hausa (African people) -- Folklore.
Tales -- Africa, West.
Hausa (African people)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Tales.
West Africa.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136969667
113696973X
9781136969669
9781136969737