This ebook records 18 traditional Kikuyu folktales which are complimented by a robust section dedicated to discussing their unique context, history and interpretation.
“‘Folktales,’ like song in rural Africa, are so numerous that for no one area can it be said that all have been collected. This fact alone suggests that scholars should attempt to make more comprehensive collections with analyses of Motifs, leitmotivs, in the many variant forms. Mrs. Mwangi has made an excellent start. I hope that others will follow her lead.”
H. Owour Anyumba 17th July, 1970 (From the Foreword)