The Drums that Would Not Stop Talking and Other African Fairy Tales

In the mythical land of Edonia, when the stars come out, and smoke from the cooking fires rises gently into the air, the Villagers linger outside their huts Their faces are hot from the flames, their backs cold because of the night wind.When the Drums begin to talk, everyone falls silent Who knows what magical tales they will tell The Villagers wonder if the tales told bIn the mythical land of Edonia, when the stars come out, and smoke from the cooking fires rises gently into the air, the Villagers linger outside their huts Their faces are hot from the flames, their backs cold because of the night wind.When the Drums begin to talk, everyone falls silent Who knows what magical tales they will tell The Villagers wonder if the tales told by the Talking Drums are true No matter, they think, it is the hour of magic and all Edonia wants to know whether Rupata really found the place where the Elephants go to die, and whether Janai and Letti ever found husbands They wonder how many children were born to Sitango and Mutesi, and whether the drums every betrayed Bokosha again Simple things.Close your eyes now, and listen Can you hear what the Talking Drums are saying
The Drums that Would Not Stop Talking and Other African Fairy Tales In the mythical land of Edonia when the stars come out and smoke from the cooking fires rises gently into the air the Villagers linger outside their huts Their faces are hot from the flames their

  • Title: The Drums that Would Not Stop Talking and Other African Fairy Tales
  • Author: Pene Beavan Horton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Drums that Would Not Stop Talking and Other African Fairy Tales”

    1. This is a bunch of short stories. They remind me of Grimm's or Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales--only not as gruesome. Set in Africa somewhere. Has everything magic, mystery, romance, messages.

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