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The dragon that ate the sun

And other tales from Lower Casamance

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It is night in Lower Casamance, by the light of the bonfire, some words are heard: "I am going to tell a story." Those who listen respond: "We listen to you." And the tales of dragons that bring rain, of snakes that turn into human beings, of mermaids that hide in the swamps... begin.

With them, it is taught that whoever that doesn't have scars is not human, that they spend only on what is necessary, and that work and caring for others always have a reward...

These are stories that have been heard in their own language, selected from among the more than one hundred collected, edited and illustrated with images created by the same children who have told us the stories.

This is a complete book, where word and image go hand in hand and take us through the world of the imagination of Lower Casamance.

If you want to hear the stories in the language in which they were told, you can listen to them here. 

"Why aren't the dog and the crocodile friends?"  (p. 95 of our book).  Collected in Boukout by Fina Hernández Gordillo,  told in diola quatay by the Diatta family.

¿Por qué el perro y el cocodrilo no son amigos? - Familia Diatta
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Written by Ana C. Herreros

Illustrated by Daniel Tornero

Collection: Black series

Size: 29x22  cm

Pages: 122 

Binding: Cardboard

(32 stories and 44 illustrations)

ISBN: 978.84.942648.9.4

  (Price without VAT €23.99)

RRP €24.95