Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rattray. Stories and Songs in Chinyanja

Today's free book is Some Folklore Stories and Songs in Chinyanja by R. S. Rattray. The Chinyanja (also Chewa or Nyanja) is a Bantu language that is spoken in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe; learn more at Wikipedia.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.




I. THE ORDEAL POISON
II. A FUNERAL
III. THE FUNERAL OF AN ANGONI CHIEF
IV. THE UNAMWALI CEREMONY
V. THE BIRTH OF A CHILD
VI. A VILLAGE EXODUS
VII. MARRIAGE BY PURCHASE
VIII. MARRIAGE (CHIPETA)
IX. THE RAIN TEMPLE
X. THE LOTS
XI. HUNTING
XII. THE WITCH-FINDER
XIII. AN ANGONI PRAYER FOR RAIN
XIV. THE FUNERAL OF AN NSUTU
XV. THE CHIEF OF THE KUKA AND HIS SON-IN-LAW
XVI. THE TORTOISE AND THE ANTELOPE
XVII. THE TWO-HEADED PYTHON
XVIII. KACHIRAMBE
XIX. THE RABBIT AND THE LION
XX. THE RABBIT AND THE ELEPHANT
XXI. THE COCK AND THE SWALLOW
XXII. THE TORTOISE AND THE BABOON
XXIII. THE TORTOISE AND THE LEMUR
XXIV. THE BLIND MAN AND THE HUNCHBACK
XXV. SOME RIDDLES AND PROVERBS

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