The book is one of the first, if not the first, to ever be written in a native African language. I believe it was Yoruba, not positive though. So far it is really fascinating. Reading it makes me feel like I am sitting in the Serengeti next to a campfire at night. An old man is telling stores of his youth. Okay, so the book is actually an old man telling stories of his youth, but not at a campfire!
The book is really fascinating because it is so epic and very folklorey. Also, it is really old, so old that the library had to dig it out of storage for me. I feel like reading it will help prepare me for any superstitions. Also, it really just gives you a great feel for the wonderful storytelling that I really hope to encounter while I am over there. I highly recommend it 🙂