“A Dictionary of African Mythology” by Harold Sheub (Oxford University Press, 2002)

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There are not many people who know a lot about African countries today, and there are far less who are aware of the immense mythology that exists on this ancient continent.  A Dictionary of African Mythology changes this.  In paperback form and being not that long, this edition serves as a handy reference tool, with a thorough index, for anyone writing papers on this subject.  But it also serves as a most interesting book about a giant continent whose mythology is not really known about.  In an easy-to-read dictionary form, you can either start at the beginning, or flip to a random page.  Whatever you choose to do, it will ultimately open new worlds to, and tales of countries you were never even sure existed before.

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Originally published on November 25th, 2002.

Originally published in the Long Beach Union.