|Autor||Pierre Verger & Carybé|
In this book, Pierre Fatumbi Verger gathered and patiently annotated tales, which are based on the narratives of African diviners. It should be recalled that the legends presented here are just a tiny fraction of the vast universe of stories that a babalawo must memorize during the course of his apprenticeship. All are direct and spontaneous testimonials to the richness of Yoruba culture, which has had such a strong impact on the culture of Bahia. Carybe s vigorous and expressive illustrations interpret the magical spirit of the orishas with love, sensitivity and detailed ethnographic data.