The Hare and Baboon and other Stories is a collection of 7 fables from 7 different countries on the African continent: Nigeria, Togo, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, and Cote d'Ivoire.
These tales are filled with the warmth of Africa and offer a glimpse into the cultures they are set in. They are filled with talking animals and adventurous quests. They generally include morals that teach us to be better people. Among other things, the stories explain how the tortoise's shell became cracked, and how fire came to earth. Each story is accompanied by an original illustration painted by the artist Thamba Tabvuma.