The Silence of the Hippo: African Folktales Told by Children (Life) (Hardcover)

The Silence of the Hippo: African Folktales Told by Children (Life) By David Böhm (Adapted by) Cover Image
By David Böhm (Adapted by)
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Description


The African imagination unmercifully breaks down European preconceptions of what a folktale is supposed to look like.

Poetic, somewhat absurd, and in some places dark - such are the short folktales in this book. Most of them come out of traditional African folklore, as reimagined by child storytellers, with a rather distinctive flavor.

These stories came into the hands of the Czech artist David B hm in the suitcase of his sister Terezie as a stack of student essays from a small Central African school. Retelling these kids' stories in comic format, B hm creates a singularly refreshing graphic adaptation for adults.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781912278060
ISBN-10: 1912278065
Publisher: Centrala
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Life

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