Ashanti to Zulu

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

by Margaret Musgrove

This is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book in which each letter leads to a 1-2 paragraph description of a legend, or belief, or cultural tradition of a different African people. Rich illustrations on every page. A Caldecott Medal winner.

Parents Beware: One myth tells of a queen sacrificing her only son to the crocodiles, to ensure the safety of her people. Another entry speaks of a warrior game in which the winner gets to eat the heart or liver of a “freshly killed animal.”


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