African Stories in Andrew Lang's Fairy Books

Below is a list of the stories in Andrew Lang's Fairy Book series which come from Africa.

I have singled out the North African stories because Lang's books are very valuable in that regard. For the other regions of Africa, there are lots of colonial English-language sources, but not for North Africa because the 19th-century sources are in German or French. Update. I did find one book by Rene Basset in English which contains Berber and Kabyle stories; you can see those stories here: Moorish Literature.

The "view" link takes you to a presentation of the stories at the MythFolklore.net site (no illustrations); you can also use the link to the specific fairy book itself (by color) to access a version online that might have an illustration. The bibliography information, such as it is, comes from Andrew Lang's brief notes (sometimes very brief notes) for each story.


NORTH AFRICA:

ADVENTURES OF A JACKAL 
Berber. Nouveaux Contes Berberes. par Rene Basset. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

ADVENTURES OF YOUNGER SON OF JACKAL 
Berber. Contes Berberes. par Rene Basset. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

ADVENTURES OF JACKAL'S ELDEST SON 
Berber. Contes Berberes. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

CLEVER CAT 
Berber. Contes Berberes. (adapted) 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

SAMBA THE COWARD 
Contes Soudainais. Par C. Monteil 
VIEW - included in the Olive Fairy Book

DAUGHTER 0F BUK ETTEMSUCH 
Märchen und Gedichte aus der Stadt Tripolis. Hans von Stumme. 
VIEW - included in the Grey Fairy Book

MOHAMMED WITH THE MAGIC FINGER 
Märchen und Gedichte aus der Stadt Tripolis. Hans von Stumme. 
VIEW - included in the Grey Fairy Book

STORY OF DSCHEMIL AND DSCHEMILA 
Märchen und Gedichte aus der Stadt Tripolis. Hans von Stumme. 
VIEW - included in the Grey Fairy Book

UDEA AND HER SEVEN BROTHERS 
Märchen und Gedichte aus der Stadt Tripolis. Hans von Stumme. 
VIEW - included in the Grey Fairy Book

STORY OF HALFMAN 
Märchen und Gedichte aus der Stadt Tripolis. Hans von Stumme. 
VIEW - included in the Violet Fairy Book

DEATH OF ABU NOWAS 
Tunisian. Tunische Märchen. 
VIEW - included in the Crimson Fairy Book
EAST AFRICA:

ROVER OF THE PLAIN
Baronga. Etude Ethnographique sur les Baronga. par Henri Junod. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

MOTIRATIKA 
Baronga. Junod. 
VIEW - included in the Crimson Fairy Book

HEART OF A MONKEY 
Swahili Tales. by Edward Steere. LL.D. 
VIEW - included in the Lilac Fairy Book

ONE-HANDED GIRL 
Swahili Tales. by Edward Steere. LL.D. 
VIEW - included in the Lilac Fairy Book

STORY OF A GAZELLE 
Swahili Tales. 
VIEW - included in the Violet Fairy Book

NUNDA. EATER OF PEOPLE 
Swahili Tales. (adapted) 
VIEW - included in the Violet Fairy Book

STORY OF HASSEBU 
Swahili Tales. (adapted) 
VIEW - included in the Violet Fairy Book

You can find Steere's book here: Swahili Tales.

SOUTH AFRICA:

HOW ISURO THE RABBIT TRICKED GUDU 
Mashona Story. 
VIEW- included in the Orange Fairy Book

MAGIC MIRROR 
Senna. Rhodesian Tale. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

STORY OF HERO MAKOMA 
Rhodesian Tale. 
VIEW - included in the Orange Fairy Book

SACRED MILK OF KOUMONGOE 
Contes Populaires des Bassoutos. traduits par E. Jacottet 
VIEW - included in the Brown Fairy Book

JACKAL AND SPRING 
Contes Populaires des Bassoutos. traduits par E. Jacottet 
VIEW - included in the Grey Fairy Book

JACKAL DOVE AND PANTHER 
Contes Populaires des Bassoutos. traduits par E. Jacottet 
VIEW - included in the Pink Fairy Book

LITTLE HARE 
Contes Populaires des Bassoutos. traduits par E. Jacottet 
VIEW - included in the Pink Fairy Book

You can find Jacottet's book in English here: The Treasury of Basuto Lore.





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