Brussels, Belgium, Author Publishes New Book

October 16, 2012   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) "African Tales," a new book by Christophe Kambaji, has been released by RoseDog Books.

African tales belong to the oral tradition. Parents or adults generally tell them to children in the evenings around a fire or under a blue and starry sky.

The book is a collection of eleven Congolese tales translated into English. There tales are not told aimlessly. They have an educational objective: to inculcate in children's mind values which will enable them to live in harmony within their communities and to be wise enough to cope successfully with life's challenges and situations.

These tales will dazzle their readers and make them laugh because they have touches of wit and humor.

These tales have remained in darkness for a long time. The aim of this book is to bring them into light and have them known by a large audience. The originality of this book is that it uses African tales to teach English.

About the Author:
Christophe Kambaji was born in Likasi, Democratic Republic of Congo. He took his degree in Germanic philology from the University of Brussels in 1973. From 1973 to 1980 he taught English and German in Belgian secondary and high schools. Since 1981 he has been teaching English. In 1994, he published Chinua Achebe: A Novelist and Portraitist of his Society, a book examining the novels of the famous Nigerian poet and novelist, Chinua Achebe.

"African Tales" is a 62-page paperback with a retail price of $12.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-7363-4. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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