The Kob Antelope Woman and Other Human-Animal Folktales from the Mwaghavul of Nigeria
With English Translations
Peace Sorochi Longdet
The Kob Antelope Woman and Other Human-Animal Folktales from the Mwaghavul of Nigeria is a collection of thirty-eight indigenous folktales from the Mwaghavul people, an indigenous community in the central zone of the present Plateau State of Nigeria. These folktales are well cherished by the Mwaghavul people. Folktales are rich and authentic sources of African values. Used deliberately to inculcate positive values in children, they are, therefore, didactic and morality-laden. These tales contain unique cultural knowledge. This book is written in a bilingual style and the translation is done with precision and clarity in order not to lose the flavour of its original form. The tales, though traditional, include contemporary real-life lessons and insights from a wide spectrum of experiences.