Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, West Africa


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A collection of folk stories and fairy tales from Southern Nigeria gathered by Elphinstone Dayrell, deputy commissioner of the region when the book was published. - Summary by Elsie Selwyn (4 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Introduction 19:33 Read by Farnood
The Tortoise with a Pretty Daughter 11:14 Read by PhyllisV
How a Hunter Obtained Money from His Friends the Leopard, Goat, Bush Cat, and C… 9:34 Read by PhyllisV
The Woman with Two Skins 17:59 Read by PhyllisV
The King’s Magic Drum 17:39 Read by PhyllisV
Ituen and the King’s Wife 8:00 Read by PhyllisV
Of the Pretty Stranger Who Killed the King 6:16 Read by PhyllisV
Why the Bat Flies by Night 3:24 Read by Stefan Von Blon
The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull 7:37 Read by PhyllisV
The King Who Married the Cock’s Daughter 8:35 Read by PhyllisV
Concerning the Woman, the Ape, and the Child 6:52 Read by PhyllisV
The Fish and the Leopard’s Wife; or, Why the Fish Lives in the Water 2:38 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
Why the Bat is Ashamed to be Seen in the Daytime 7:05 Read by ceekay
Why the Worms Live Underneath the Ground 2:47 Read by Kathrine Engan
The Elephant and the Tortoise; or, Why the Worms are Blind and the Elephant Has… 5:39 Read by Kathrine Engan
Why A Hawk Kills Chickens 3:32 Read by Kathrine Engan
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky 2:47 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
Why the Flies Bother the Cows 2:12 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
Why the Cat Kills Rats 2:07 Read by Farnood
The Story of the Lightning and the Thunder 2:20 Read by Farnood
Why the Bush Cow and the Elephant Are Bad Friends 5:35 Read by JT
The Cock Who Caused A Fight Between Two Towns 4:44 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise; or, Why the Hippopotamus Lives… 3:27 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
Why Dead People Are Buried 2:47 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
Of the Fat Woman Who Melted Away 4:16 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
Concerning the Leopard, the Squirrel, and the Tortoise 7:55 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
Why the Moon Waxes and Wanes 2:51 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
The Story of the Leopard, the Tortoise, and the Bush Rat 7:31 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
The King and the Ju Ju Tree 7:58 Read by John
How the Tortoise Overcame the Elephant and the Hippopotamus 3:54 Read by Paul Brian Stewart
Of the Pretty Girl and the Seven Jealous Women 12:31 Read by Elizabeth Jenkins
How the Cannibals Drove the People from Insofan Mountain to the Cross River (Ik… 5:01 Read by Jordan Cline
The Lucky Fisherman 3:46 Read by Jordan Cline
The Orphan Boy and the Magic Stone 8:17 Read by Kathrine Engan
The Slave Girl Who Tried to Kill Her Mistress 11:05 Read by Tim van der Scheer
The King and the ‘Nsiat Bird 3:29 Read by Tim van der Scheer
Concerning the Fate of Essido and His Evil Companions 12:34 Read by JT
Concerning the Hawk and the Owl 4:27 Read by Mary Frances
The Story of the Drummer and the Alligators 14:03 Read by Tim van der Scheer
The ‘Nsasak Bird and the Odudu Bird 4:47 Read by Nan Dodge
The Election of the King Bird (The Black-and-White Fishing Eagle) 6:51 Read by Nan Dodge