Tales of Amadou Koumba by Birago Diop

"Tales of Amadou Koumba" is a collection of traditional Senegalese folktales that delve into the rich oral heritage of West Africa. Narrated by the griot Amadou Koumba, these stories explore themes of human nature, societal norms, and the supernatural, weaving a vibrant tapestry of culture and wisdom. The tales are characterized by their moral lessons, intricate relationships between humans and the spiritual world, and the timeless struggle between tradition and modernity. Through captivating storytelling, the book preserves and celebrates the profound wisdom and cultural depth of Senegalese lore, offering insights into the values and beliefs of the society.

The 3814th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 102

Since this book was first published in 1947, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 102.0.

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