In The Words of Others…

Cable’s Descriptions of Africans Encountered in His Travels

In A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore by Harold Courlander, the account of George W. Cable is given in which he list distinctions (as he sees them) between Africans. In his description of the Africans that he has encountered, Cable is detailed in what he believes are the characteristics (physical and mental) associated with Africans from different regions. Some of Cable’s descriptions are as follow:

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