Last Modified: 2011-07-02
Related Textbooks:The African storyteller: Stories from African oral traditions
Pt 2: Ogres destroy all girl children
Pt 3: Calcified heart of Thakane's father destroys all living things
**For each pt, the punishment doesn't fit the crime.
-Bata becomes a Pharoah (part god, part human)
-the heavenly origins of cultural tradition
-Moon is God's gift of generosity
--> Creation of Moon: must hunt to survive. (God's magnificance)
--> Creation of darkness (God's anger/punishment)
-he is a false hero: cast boy into pit: takes credit
-fox is not a helper, he mirrors the younger brother: developing wisdom of the brother
-Pt 2: childhood past
Pt 2: 8 old men, destroy them and give water: set things right
Pt 3: God as villain, Cow-Child becomes God, set things right
- side - killing the man with the red hair's family
sons as doves = girls childhood past
sons as men = girl's adulthood
2. Nature-Usilosimaphunda, thunder and lightning and UW herself
Mantis creates the moon- need for hunting, magnificance
Dunya: positive side
Fatima: negative side
Atafa: when she is huge, Yarima, when she vomits one last time producing home
Bata's wife: + swalloing monster, means of transfomation, - wants to kill him
(interested in tradition---not interested in tradition) opposites
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