A Treasury of African Folklore

by Harold Courlander. Crown, $14.95. Mr. Courlander has collected, or assembled from other collectors, a splendidly varied assortment of myths, legends, jokes, moral fables, satires, and even chivalric romances, all part of the unwritten literature of Africa. The material is arranged according to tribal origin and geographical area, and the only defect of this charming book is an absence of maps.