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Are you interested in studying African mythology and want to learn about the African people's diverse cultures, beliefs, and concepts? And are you looking for a captivating collection of myths from different African countries?

If your answer is yes, read on....

You are about to uncover the secrets of the legends, heroes, and myths of ancient Africa!

The African continent is made up of 54 countries with more than 3,000 cultures. Each of these cultures has its own story to tell. Some of the stories originate from the secret beliefs of the native people, while others are influenced by cultures that came to settle in the region.

In ancient Africa, myths helped people make sense of the world around them. There are different types of African myths. Some try to explain the origin of things; others speak of heroes who had supernatural abilities. And other stories are told to caution the people and show them how to behave well. The people told and retold these stories through different generations, until they came to be held as the truth.

The fact that you are reading this means that you are interested in finding out more about this rich blend of African myths, and you are probably wondering:

How do myths impact culture?

Are some of these myths based on truth?

What are some of the most popular African myths?

If you are asking yourself these and other questions, then this book is for you, so carry on reading. This book provides clear, easy-to understand answers to all of these questions.

Even if you’ve never been interested in mythology but you are curious to know about other people, this book is for you!

Get started on this amazing journey now.

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PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Jim Barrow (P)2020 Jim Barrow

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  • Tanya T. Paulson
  • 21-12-2020

This audio-book is fantastic

The rest of Africa is also unique in its belief system because of the size of the continent. Beliefs had to be exchanged between the different groups of people in regions by travel & trade!

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  • Pamela T. Locke
  • 21-12-2020

Well explained about African Mythology

This is an extremely easy listen. It was explained in the simplest of terms which is great for someone like me. This book gives a great representation of Mythology from all parts of Africa.

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  • Susan E. Smith
  • 21-12-2020

Realistic information provides in this audio-book

There was a lot of content I had not known before. Very easy to listen as chapters are short, and easy to understand .Each culture had their own way of life and their own stories. This book explains some of them.

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  • Lisa J. Vega
  • 21-12-2020

The author has created it beautifully


I enjoyed listening the book, and I actually learned a lot about myths and mythological characters that I'd always heard of but knew relatively little about.

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  • Mary E. Price
  • 21-12-2020

Very Clear definition and explanation

This book give insight into ancient African cultures through their respective mythologies. Once you begin listening it's really hard to put this book down. I really enjoyed listening this book .

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  • Jennifer J. Wheaton
  • 21-12-2020

I love this book and really respect the ideas

I have been fascinated with mythology since I was a teenager and this was a great opportunity for me to listen about African mythology around the world.

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  • Tyree R. Villarreal
  • 21-12-2020

This audible inspires me to continue

The book were a good refresher and reminder of where our ideas come from.This is a very nice compendium to help someone review the similarities in mythologies from different cultures.

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  • Paula J. Raybon
  • 21-12-2020

Provides lots of useful information

You will learn new mythologies known only to some, to add to your knowledge of the ancient world, with book by Captivating History and their diligent researched facts, done by the author.

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  • Stella K. Drake
  • 21-12-2020

Very clear concept about African Mythology

This book covers the peek inside the Mythology of Africa, superbly.Learned a lot about African Mythology. Excellent and informative. Highly recommended.

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  • Patrick S. Thomas
  • 21-12-2020

This audio book is very inspiring and beneficial

As a serious student of mythology many years ago, I have always loved listening origin stories and the myths of different cultures. Author give us a glimpse into the local landscape, what the people valued and relied on, their views of the world.

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  • William L. Williams
  • 21-12-2020

I liked how this book touched multiple background

I liked how this book touched on multiple backgrounds. It gave some good general information and is a great starting point for someone wanting to learn a bit about the African mythology.

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  • Joseph D. Felix
  • 21-12-2020

A fascinating book to learn more about mythology

The African Mythology were fun to delve into. They give a sampling of the tales that have been passed down from generations past.Your chance to own and compare different mythologies. There are myths, lists of gods, explanations of names and more.

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  • Rodrick K. Jennings
  • 21-12-2020

The complete mythology book you will ever listen

The book is a highly entertaining sampling of folk tales and myths from native African peoples. There is a cross section of Africans: Maasai , Zulu, Berber, among others .This book give a glimpse into their lives, values and judgement.

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  • Paul S. Rodden
  • 21-12-2020

This audio-book is helpful for everyone

Stories, history, and culture all are evident in "African Mythology ".Author pleasing prose and historical diligence only enhance this experience. Ultimately, listeners who have even the slightest interest in any aspect of African history will enjoy this book.

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  • John B. Rivas
  • 21-12-2020

This is a great collection of myths

This author is known to present to listeners excellent scholarship in an accessible, entertaining format. This book is no different. Anyone looking to learn more about this content by following documented sources will be pleased.

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  • Levi M. Camp
  • 21-12-2020

It gives us a practical and logical explanation

Great listen about super interesting topics. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about mythology .This is a great collection of myths and stories from Africa.

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  • William L. Colon
  • 21-12-2020

Happy to listen that I clarifies also

Easy to listen and very informative. Covers the basics of the mythologies. It makes learning about history fun and interesting. Filled with concise intormation, this is a must listen.

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  • Leslie D. Johnston
  • 21-12-2020

A ton of Valuable information gathered in here

This African Mythology book is wonderful. I love the stories, and the African culture that is so prevalent and detailed in this book.

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  • Frank J. Dickerson
  • 21-12-2020

I enjoyed the assertions and positive approach

Great book that help to bring the African storyteller experience home, help teach issues of morality, introduce some of the animal life, paint the lifestyle of women as well as men, and provide the usual creation myths etc.

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  • Glenn C. Porter
  • 21-12-2020

It is very informative and factual

I enjoyed this book and I am happy to recommend it. I knew little of African Mythology before listening this book. I plan to look into the subject more.

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