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Afro-American folktales :stories from Black traditions in the New World

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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.

About the Author

Roger D. Abrahams is a former president of the American Folklore Society. Among his most recent books are African Folktales (also availabe in Pantheon paperback), After Africa (with John Szwed, and Singing the Master.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394728858
Subtitle:
Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
Author:
Abrahams, Roger D
Author:
Abrahams, Roger
Publisher:
Pantheon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Black American
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Tales -- Caribbean area.
Subject:
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Folklore.
Subject:
African American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pantheon Fairytale & Folklore Library
Series Volume:
N-3275-A/AF
Publication Date:
19990109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B and W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.17 x 6.2 x .91 in 1.07 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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