Indaba, my children

Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo
Payback Press
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xxi, 696 p.; 22 cm
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82-292 MUT`

Whenever the names look like being forgotten and the memories overwhelmed by the events of time, the preservation of cultural traditions assume a new, more vital importance. Believing that the tales he learned from the elders gave direction to his life and motivated him to further his knowledge of his people’s history, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, through the ancient art of story telling, takes on that commitment to preserve, promoted and revive the past. First published in 1964, Indaba, My Children is an internationally acclaimed collection of tales and legends that chart the story of African tribal life. It is through these stories that one is able to reconstruct the past of Africa. It is through these stories that intertribal friendship or hatred was kept alive and burning; that they young told who their ancestors were, who their enemies were, and who their friends were. Excelling in the medium of storytelling, the Vusamazulu (‘Awakener of the Zulu’s’) provides a collection that sets the reader on a beautiful and spirited journey through the tales and legends of Africa.

Originally published: South Africa: Blue Crane, 1964.|Africa's 100 best books of the 20th century
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CITATION: Mutwa, Vusamazulu Credo. Indaba, my children . Edinburgh : Payback Press , 1998. - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/indaba-my-children-3

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