Pearls of Wisdom: African
and Caribbean Folktales
There are three components to this fascinating and
enjoyable collection of stories from Africa and the Caribbean: The
Listening and Reading Book, The Integrated Language Skills Workbook,
and a Recording of the folktales on 2 cassettes or 2 CD's. The stories
have been collected by Dr. Raouf Mama, a West African Griot (master
The workbook is designed to maximize language learning by providing a variety of exercises in all skill areas and vocabulary development. The answers are provided in the back of the book for easy self-study or homework.
The recordings bring the stories to life, allowing the listener to experience the power and excitement of involvement in an oral tradition, a tradition as old as civilization itself.
The collection includes: How Chameleon Became a Teacher (Benin), Why Hawk Preys on Chicks (Nigeria), Pearl of Wisdom (Gabon), Anancy and the Guinea Bird (Antigua), How Goat Moved to the City (Haiti), Why Cat and Dog Are Always Fighting (Cape Verde), A Fisherman and His Dog (Puerto Rico), Monkey's Argument with Leopard (Congo), and four other classic tales.