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

African American Folktales : Stories from Black Traditions in the New World (ISBN10: 0375705392; ISBN13: 9780375705397)
ISBN13: 978-0375705397
ISBN10: 0375705392

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 inclu
des 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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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 85
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 01/28/1999
International: No

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