Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom

African and Carribbean Folktales



96 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $14.50 (US $14.50) (CA $19.50)

Publication Date: December 2001

ISBN 9780866471343

Price: $14.50


Pearls of Wisdom features 12 classic stories from Africa and the Caribbean, including tales from Benin, Nigeria, Gabon, Haiti, and other countries. Each 2-to4 page story is illustrated and accompanied by discussion questions and a glossary which includes phrasal verbs and other collocations. There are many more supplementary skill-building exercises and activities for each chapter in the companion Pearls of Wisdom Workbook. An (optional) companion audio program is available for purchase/download at

Author Biography

Dr. Raouf Mama is a Distinguished Professor of English and Storytelling, a bestselling author and a storyteller of international renown, the only one in the world today who tells in English, French, Yoruba and Fon folktales from his native Benin and from other parts of the world. His books include Pearls of Wisdom, Why Goats Smell Bad, Tropical Tales, Why Monkeys Live In Trees, winner of the National Multicultural Children's Award in the USA in 2008, Fortune's Favored Child, and It Was A Beautiful Day And Other Personal Quiet Miracle Stories. The French version of Why Goats Smell Bad, entitled Pourquoi Le Bouc Sent Mauvais, is required reading in Benin's Secondary School System. He is a CSU Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT.