First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"Provides in-depth coverage… Extensive cross-referencing and bibliographic references enhance the volume's usefulness… An excellent introduction to African folklore as well as a convenient resource for leading researchers to further study, this is highly recommended for academic and large public libraries with folklore collections." -- Library Journal
"Fits nicely in the gap between encyclopedias of Africa and encyclopedias of folklore, narrowing and sharpening the focus of each. There is no resource quite like this one. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
"An extremely useful resource… This book provides easy access to information along with reliable resources." -- Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Titles 2003
"At the cutting edge of current folklore research… Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher." -- Choice
"a representative coverage of folk culture for the whole continent… High quality… Thought-provoking introduction and entries… A welcome addition to the field… I recommend it highly." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This is an exceptionally well-researched and well-written volume… This title is highly recommended." -- American Reference Books Annual
"There is a great deal of good in the encyclopedia, and it is potentially a valuable research tool for those who know little about folklore on the African continent, while also offering some refreshing moments for those who may consider themselves experts on the topic. I can recommend this book for its intended readership of undergraduate students, as well as postgraduates and professional Africanists who seek an authoritative update in their field." -- African Studies Review