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Folk stories from southern Nigeria

Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa

Folk stories from southern Nigeria, West Africa.
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Published in 1910, at the height of the Colonial Era, this book contains  forty folk tales compiled by Dayrell, once the District Commissioner of what was then called, South Nigeria. The introduction and the commentary reveal the ignorance, condescension, and inhuman outlook of Europeans towards Africans. The tales themselves could be a gateway to the people of Nigeria, before the coming of colonialists. These tales provide an interesting counterpoint to the images to come in this exhibition.