Koelle. Kanuri Proverbs, Tales, Fables

Today's free book is African Native Literature, or: Proverbs, Tales, Fables, and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language, translated into English by S. W. Koelle. You can read more about the Kanuri people of west and central Africa at Wikipedia.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The book is available at  Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


About Friendship
A Priest who had a Heathen Friend
A Servant of God
An Old Man who had Six Sons
A Cunning Girl
A Hen and a Cat
A Stork and Toads
A Weasel and his Wife
A Jackal and a Hyena
The Weasel and the Hyena
A Fowl and an Elephant
A Cock and an Elephant
The Toad and the Rat
The Lion and the Wild Dog
How Sense was Distributed
What Employment our Lord gave to Insects
A Fable about Serpents
An Account of Serpents
An Account of Locusts
The Eagle King
Longevity
An Eclipse of the Sun
The Bodes
King Amade
King Dunoma
Reign of Prince Ngaleiruma
King Ibram
Priest Laminu who is called Sheik:
Priest Laminu prays for the King
Priest Laminu's aspiration
Sheik Laminu as Sovereign
King Omar, Laminu's Son
Ali Eisami of Gazir

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