Myths of Ife by John Wyndham (E-Book)

The author spent several years as an Assistant District Officer among the Yorubas in Nigeria, and was thus enabled to collect the folklore contained in this book from native sources. The reticence of the natives on religious subjects made it necessary to piece much together from incantations and chance remarks, but it is hoped that the notes will show that no great liberty has been taken with the beliefs of a tribe which inhabits a large area in West Africa. The legends are bare and uncertain, and it seemed that blank verse would prove a more suitable form to present them than prose