Book Review: African Mythology A to Z by Patricia Ann Lynch
My Review: The best thing about this reference is its content. The book covers mythology from many different African tribes, rather than just the well-known ones. In addition, the book also covers the beliefs and customs for certain animals, objects, and different types of people.
When it comes to its flaws, the only one is how the information is presented. Since there are many different tribes with their own myths, beliefs, and customs, it can sometimes overwhelm the reader.
Also, the index at the back of the book is more useful to someone with prior knowledge of African mythology. It would have been more helpful to have a few pages listing the various African mythology pantheons and where they can be found in the book.
Overall, the book is a great introduction to African mythology. I recommend it to anyone interested in mythology and folklore and anyone who wants to delve into African myth.