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African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World - 85 edition

African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World - 85 edition

ISBN13: 9780375705397

ISBN10: 0375705392

African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World by Roger D.  Ed. Abrahams - ISBN 9780375705397
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 85
Copyright: 1985
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 1985
International: No
African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World by Roger D.  Ed. Abrahams - ISBN 9780375705397

ISBN13: 9780375705397

ISBN10: 0375705392

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 85

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Summary

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an ''incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition'' (Choice). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining how the world was created and got to be the way it is, to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They includes stories set down in travelers' reports and plantation journals from the early nineteenth century, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean.

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