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Brandt's travelguide to Ghana.
Brandts have the best range of guidebooks that cover individual African countries that I've seen over here.
Heck, you want to travel to every country they write about! Big Grin

msprettygirl... although I haven't read in much detail... the mythologies I'm particularly interested in include Native American Indian, some Greek myths, and particularly the Polynesian 'Tiki' history of gods and dreams.

I haven't even begun with African mythology... I'm fascinated how so many ancient cultures share an animist belief system and where they connect and crossover.

It's also interesting to me - from a sociological perspective - to examine how western cultures embrace and borrow/steal certain aspects of ancient mythology when it suits and the impact the elements have on people. Sometimes superficial, and sometimes more. And, with the weird western mindset of 'destroy paradise' then 'reclaim paradise' - or a synthetic, manipulated version of it - particularly the pacific islands. Confused
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