Thursday, June 30, 2016

Steere. Swahili Tales

Today's free book is Swahili Tales (as told by natives of Zanzibar) translated by Edward Steere. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. You can read more about the Swahili language at Wikipedia, and you will see the influences of Arabic culture in the stories below; for the geography, see this article on the Swahili Coast.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.



THE STORY OF THE WASHERMAN'S DONKEY
SULTAN DARAI
AN INDIAN TALE
MOHAMMED THE LANGUID
PROVERBS
SULTAN MAJNUN
GOSO THE TEACHER
"SELL DEAR, DON'T SELL CHEAP"
THE HARE, THE HYENA, AND THE LION
THE STORY OP HASSEEBU KAREEM ED DEEN AND THE KING OF THE SNAKES
THE KITES AND THE CROWS
THE HARE AND THE LION
THE SPIRIT WHO WAS CHEATED BY THE SULTAN'S SON
BLESSING OR PROPERTY
THE CHEAT AND THE PORTER
TOBACCO
ENIGMAS
THE APE, THE LION, AND THE SNAKE
THE LIONESS AND THE ANTELOPE
THE STORY OF LIONGO
POEM OP LIONGO
GUNGU DANCE SONG
BEGINNING OF THE UTENZI ON JOB

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