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Synopsis:

Gifted travel writer, poet, professor of English, and insightful observer of human nature, Colleen McElroy journeyed to Madagascar to undertake a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. In Over the Lip of the World she depicts with equal verve the various storytelling traditions of the island and her own adventures in trying to find and record them.

McElroy's tale of an African American woman's travels among the people of Madagascar is told with wit, insight, and humor. Throughout it she interweaves English translations of Malagasy stories of heroism and morality, royalty and commoners, love and revenge, and the magic of tricksters and shapechangers.

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ISBN:
9780295978246
Subtitle:
Among the Storytellers of Madagascar
Author:
McElroy, Colleen J.
Author:
McElroy, Colleen J.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle, Wa. :
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Storytelling
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Madagascar
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Mythology, Malagasy.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.34x6.24x.95 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gifted travel writer, poet, professor of English, and insightful observer of human nature, Colleen McElroy journeyed to Madagascar to undertake a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. In Over the Lip of the World she depicts with equal verve the various storytelling traditions of the island and her own adventures in trying to find and record them.

McElroy's tale of an African American woman's travels among the people of Madagascar is told with wit, insight, and humor. Throughout it she interweaves English translations of Malagasy stories of heroism and morality, royalty and commoners, love and revenge, and the magic of tricksters and shapechangers.

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