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Ijapa the tortoise, and other Nigerian tales

Harold Courlander

Ijapa the tortoise, and other Nigerian tales

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Published by Bodley Head in London .
Written in English

  • Tales, Nigerian.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published as "Olode the hunter, and other tales from Nigeria". New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968.

    StatementHarold Courlander with Ezekiel A. Eshugbayi ; illustrated by Enrico Arno.
    ContributionsEshugbayi, Ezekiel A., Arno, Enrico.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22476752M
    ISBN 100370012054

    Tortoise Stories How many tortoise stories do you know? I know, your mind immediately leaps to the tale of the tortoise and the hare. But what other tortoise stories can you name? Did your thinking process just come to a jarring halt? Slow down. Take a breath. Listen. Let me tell you a tale or two. I know tortoise stories from all over the world.   In Ijapa, Asin ati Okere, we find Ijapa (the tortoise) revealing his cunning self again. As Ijapa offers to help resolve a quarrel between Asin (the rat) and Okere (the squirrel), Ijapa manipulates the situation beyond his own wisdom and eventually gets a shocking reward!5/5(1).   Ma - Alagba Tortoise\'s At Soun Of Ogbomoso\'s Palace: Oldest Living Animal In The World Aged Still Alive In Oyo State Nigeria Pictures: The Oldest Living Animal In The World, Year-old Tortoise Spotted In Ogbomoso Oyo State Nigeria, Meet Alagba Tortoise.. Alagba, a giant male land tortoise believed to be years is still alive at the palace of Ogbomoso King in Oyo .   The tortoise, however, was unwilling, and hid her until she was three years old. One day, when both the tortoise and his wife were away on their farm, the king’s son happened to be hunting near their house, and saw a bird perched on the top of the fence round the house.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Courlander, Harold, Ijapa the tortoise, and other Nigerian tales. London, Bodley Head, This makes the book of limited use for Storytellers or ethnographers or folklorists.

There This is a fine collection of Nigerian folktales, many of which center around the figure of tortoise the trickster (known as Ijapa in most other source that I have read)/5.

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Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales (Dover Children's Classics)/5(8). Morals are either explicitly stated at the end of Nigerian folk tales, or hidden within the text. Animals, especially the tortoise, hold prominence in the tales from Nigeria, and unlike other folk tales from Africa, and other Nigerian tales book aren’t many “trickster” figures like Anasi.

Reading some of the stories from Nigeria, you may note that the stories. African folktales > Nigerian folktales - Read an online collection of Nigerian folktales at World of Tales - Stories for children from around the world. Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter.

a Hunter obtained Money from his Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat. This entertaining collection of traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalty, and true friendship. The stories begin with the whimsical tale of Ajapa the Tortoise who, in 'Tortoise Goes Wooing,' learns important lessons in sharing.

Other stories tell of Tortoise and the fly, how Tortoise acquired some of the world's wisdom, how he saved the king and. How The Tortoise Dealt With The Monkey | Nigerian Folktale. the tortoise and the monkey were very good friends until a day when the monkey cheated the tortoise who got angry and swore and other Nigerian tales book make him pay.

Need more of such tales of Ijapa to teach contentment to the children. Thank you. Reply. Hearing this, the tortoise stepped forward and pledged to bring the elephant.

The king’s subjects were happy and wished him success. The tortoise instructed the king’s guard to dig a very big pit in front of the palace and cover it with a mat, then place a throne on it. The guards did as they were instructed. The Paperback of the Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales by Margaret Baumann at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. AJAPA THE TORTOISE A BOOK OF NIGERIAN FOLK TALES. By MARGARET BAUMANN, G. DAY. Pigeon flew across the wide river and came down to earth on the other side.

But Tortoise refused to : Dover Publications. These three African folktales reveal how the tortoise's shell became cracked, how the frog lost its tail, and why the sun and moon are in the sky.

The Tortoise Shell & Other African Stories. By Brooke Scudder, Other Books You Might Like. The Story of the Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat Nigerian Folktale At the time of the and other Nigerian tales book famine all the animals were very thin and weak from want of food; but there was one exception, and that was the tortoise and all his family, who were quite fat, and did not seem to suffer at all.

Remember Tales By Moonlight, the popular kiddies programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Network, which ran from the s through the ‘90s. Tortoise Tales is a anthology of 13 animal-centered fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth tales are written for a younger level of a reader unlike Manning-Sanders' more familiar "A Book of " series.

According to the dust jacket: "Animals are a basic part of the traditional stories of most countries. The author has Author: Ruth Manning-Sanders. Read "Ajapa the Tortoise A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales" by Margaret Baumann available from Rakuten Kobo. This entertaining collection of 30 traditional Nigerian folk tales is filled with instructive lessons in honesty, loyalt 2/5.

How the tortoise became bald: The tortoise used to have hair but lost it all through his own greed. Ijapa and the medicine soup: The tortoise seeks help from the medicine man for his wife.

But greed turns to tragedy. The tortoise captures the elephant: The tortoise promises to capture the huge elephant. Other hunters have failed.

Re: The Tortoise And The Snake - A Yoruuba Folk Tale [contrast To America's Tale] by tunnytox(m): pm On nice one. another set of ijapa stories for me to tell my children.

there is one that lead's to a proverb that goes this way: ebu alo ni t'ahun t'abo. Published in the UK inthe book comes in two parts. Part one opens with the story of The Baloguns, a typical Nigerian middle class couple living in the city with their only daughter, Simi, whose name headlines the book.

This part focuses on the way the couple relate both. It also tells how Jabuti the Tortoise, a famed trickster, got tricked himself--though all is set right in the end. The book is also aided by McDermott's used of bright colors and his distinct representations of the animal characters.

Overall, Jabuti the Tortoise was an enjoyable read that I recommend/5. How the tortoise became bald. Ijapa the tortoise was not always a bald animal. He used to have hair on his head, however, due to unfortunate circumstances, which the tortoise brought "upon his own head" literally speaking, he lost it all.

Nine other interesting stories delve in varied themes like arrogance and humility, trust and betrayal, and loyalty and camaraderie.

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, African Tortoise Tales is a book children and adults alike would enjoy reading for : Ibiye Omieibi-Davids. the beginning." There are other common features. The figure "seven," which must have a special significance in Nigerian folk-lore given the frequency of its occurrence, often appears in these tales.

Tortoise in The Drum whispers "Thank you" seven times to. This is why the tortoise has a cracked shell. ***The Folktales Section is dedicated to the preservation of the amazing folktales and stories we were told growing up.

This wonderful tradition has. Ijapa ati Aja is the exciting, timeless folktale of ijapa (the tortoise) and Aja the (the dog). A fierce famine ravaged the animal kingdom and as many animals were dying, Ijapa begged Aja to help him find food for his family.

But of course, Ijapa wanted to cheat Aja and get away with it using his usual cunning : Hardcover. From the Author's Desk -- Why I Wrote "The Tortoise Tales" I've always been a storyteller. Even as a young girl growing up in Virginia I wrote animal stories and illustrated them with crayons, ultimately making them into little gift story booklets for my parents.

Watch your favourite story "The Hare & The Tortoise". SUBSCRIBE for your favorite Nursery Rhymes, Kids Learning videos, Kids Animations, Poems and more http. The Dancing Palm Tree and Other Nigerian Folktales offers to children everywhere a little taste of the literary heritage shared every day by their counterparts in Nigeria.

Village or hamlet, town or city, any locality where people can gather finds an eager circle of listeners ready to hear the tales that have come down from family to family there in West Africa for hundreds of years.

One year, a great drought was predicted. The tortoise and fishes knew that there would soon be no water. So, when the time the river and lake were one, all, except one, tortoise swam out to the river. The foolish tortoise, unaware of the impending danger, refused to let go of his home.

“I was born and brought up here. This is my parents’ home. The line Ferekufe holds no actual meaning other than to add a rhythm to the telling. This story features the most popular character in Nigerian tales. Ijapa is the tortoise. He is the conniver in most Nigerian trickster tales. The tortoise is always shown as conniving, greedy, and deceitful.

Ijapa the Tortoise & Other Nigerian Tales Harold Courlander Eshugbayi. $ Shipping: + $ Shipping. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers.

Seller Rating: % positive. Remember Tales By Moonlight, the popular kiddies programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Network, which ran from the s through the ‘90s?.

Anchored by the matronly lady, Nkem, the Author: Rapheal. It is safe to say that every Nigerian born within a certain time grew up listening to folktales and fictitious stories “under the moonlight” about the tortoise and the hare, but sadly most.

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The full title of this story is "The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise; or, Why the Hippopotamus lives in the Water." This tale bears a relationship with Aarne-Thompson type (The Name of the Helper), best known in the Grimms' version Rumpelstiltskin.

Links to a collection of type tales and to additional superstitions involving. Overjoyed, the tortoise hurried home with the drum. "I'm rich.

I'm rich!" he cried. -TalE.inFo¤∽تر. The tortoise began to beat the drum, and a feast appeared before the family's startled eyes.

Before long, word spread of the tortoise's vast wealth, and the tortoise grew fat and lazy. He no longer worked. Read "The Hare and the Tortoise and Other Stories" by Miles Kelly available from Rakuten Kobo.

Simply retold and wonderfully illustrated, this series of ten books brings together charming tales Brand: Miles Kelly Publishing. Buy Ajapa the Tortoise (Dover Evergreen Classics) (Dover Children's Classics) by Margaret Baumann (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). This offering is an older copy of The Tiger's Whisker and Other Tales from Asia and the Pacific written by Harold Courlander and illustrated by Enrico Arno.

The book was published by Harcourt Brace and Company in and is a stated First Edition though there is NO price on the dust jacket flap nor statement that it's a Book Club. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Harold Courlander books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Ijapa the Tortoise and Other Nigerian Tales. Harold Courlander. 01 Sep Hardback. unavailable. All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.

It is safe to say that every Nigerian born within a certain time grew up listening to folktales and fictitious stories “under the moonlight” about the tortoise and the hare, but sadly most people vaguely recall these entertaining tales because they have simply grown up and forgotten.

The need to keep these stories alive and [ ]. Tales of Escapees in Nigeria Add to Worries About Other Kidnapped Girls. Six of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped Boko Haram kidnappers last .