The Coming of Night

A Yoruba Tale from West Africa

By Riordan, James F. & Stow, Jenny

Publishers Summary:
When the daughter of the river goddess Yemoya goes to the Land of Shining Day to marry a handsome earth chief, her longing for the cool darkness of her former home causes Night to be brought to the world.

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ISBN
978-0-76131-358-8
Publisher
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 1999.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 1999

K-Gr 3 The story of how Night was brought to earth. Aje, the daughter of the river goddess Yemoya, leaves her shady home deep underwater to marry an earth chief named Oduduwa. Although she loves him, she soon tires of living in a world of endless sunlight. Concerned about her happiness, Oduduwa sends Hippopotamus and Crocodile to the girl's mother to ask for Night. She sends it back in a sack but warns them not to open it until they reach her daugh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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