folklore, heroine, legend, Africa, picture book
Although she is the child of simple farmers, Ma’anta’s wisdom is unlike anything the villagers have ever seen. Speaking all of the languages of the seven villages as well as that of the animals, she is even smarter than the king. Intimidated by her brilliance, he attempts to kill her and exploit her talents; however, Ma’anta proves her wisdom and skill to be more powerful than even the authority of the king.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Sense Pass King: A Story from Cameroon,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 58.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/58