The Kob Antelope Woman and Other Human-Animal Folktales from the Mwaghavul of Nigeria

The Kob Antelope Woman and Other Human-Animal Folktales from the Mwaghavul of Nigeria

With English Translations

Peace Sorochi Longdet

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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.


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Peace Sorochi Longdet:
Peace Sorochi Longdet is a lecturer at the Department of English, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, Nigeria. She obtained her PhD in 2019 from the Department of English, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. She has participated in national and international conferences and published articles in journals. She has won two academic prizes: the best graduating student, Department of English, F.C.E., Pankshin 1999, and the NAWCS prize for the best graduating female student in the Faculty of Arts, University of Jos, 2006. In 2017, she was awarded a grant by the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research Fellowship, USA, for the documentation of Mwaghavul oral literature. Her research interests are computational folkloristics, African Literature (oral and written), Gender Studies, Children Literature, and Creative Writing.

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