The Girl Who Married a Lion

The Girl Who Married a Lion

by Alexander Mc Call Smith (Author)


The Ndebele people of Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, from whom these stories originate, are renowned as the proud descendants of the Zulu nation. They are also the possessors of a language rich in beauty and musicality. From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots: a sense of unity with the environment. Simple, surprising, cruel and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales remain as fresh and vital as the original African idiom.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Published: 11 Nov 2004

ISBN 10: 1841955302
ISBN 13: 9781841955308

Author Bio
Alexander McCall Smith is best known for his series of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, bestsellers in the UK and America. A practising Professor of Medical Law and the author of over 50 books, ranging from children's fiction to folk tales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.