Tales from the African Continent

By (author)Samuel DenHartog

Embark on a captivating journey through Africa’s myths and legends in “Tales from the African Continent,” where legendary heroes, cunning tricksters, fearsome monsters, and benevolent spirits come to life. This anthology honors the rich oral heritage of Africa, weaving together vibrant narratives that bridge the past and present for a modern audience. Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Anansi the spider, the fearsome Grootslang, and the majestic Mami Wata as you explore the diverse tapestry of African tradition.


Venture into the heart of Africa with “Tales from the African Continent,” a collection of myths and legends that have shaped the cultural fabric of one of the world’s most diverse continents. From the misty peaks of the Ethiopian highlands to the sunbaked savannas of the Serengeti, each story is a thread in the vibrant tapestry of African tradition. This anthology brings to life the legendary heroes, the cunning tricksters, the fearsome monsters, and the benevolent spirits that have been passed down through generations.. In these pages, the wisdom of Anansi the spider weaves tales as intricate as his webs, the fearsome Grootslang guards the treasures of the earth, and the majestic Mami Wata whispers the secrets of the waters. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Queen Amina of Zazzau, warrior and protector, and witness the thunderous might of Sango, the god of storms. Each narrative has been carefully curated to honor the original spirit of the myths while breathing new life into them for a modern audience.. “Tales from the African Continent” is a journey that bridges the past and the present, inviting readers to explore the rich oral heritage of Africa. As you turn each page, allow yourself to be transported to a world where the line between the earthly and the divine is as delicate as a spider’s silk, and where the lessons of the ancients are still etched in the wind, water, and stone.