In this book of tales from Africa there are stories about an
evil-hearted shark, an extremely cunning hare, a very greedy
spider, and the strongest man in the world. There are also answers
to such questions as why the crab has no head, why the sun and moon
live in the sky, and why flies buzz. Drawn from all parts of
Africa, these stories illustrate the fierce sense of justice
inherent in African peoples, their powers of patience and
endurance, and their supreme ability as story-tellers.