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Gullah Folktales From the Georgia Coast

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In 1888, Charles Colcock Jones Jr. published the first collection of folk narratives from the Gullah-speaking people of the South Atlantic coast, tales he heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation. It has been out of print and largely unavailable until now.

Jones saw the stories as a coastal variation of Joel Chandler Harris's inland dialect tales and sought to preserve their unique language and character. Through Jones' rendering of the sound and syntax of nineteenth-century Gullah, the lively stories describe the adventures and mishaps of such characters as "Buh Rabbit," "Buh Ban-Yad Rooster," and other animals. The tales range from the humorous to the instructional and include stories of the "sperits," Daddy Jupiter's "vision," a dying bullfrog's last wish, and others about how "buh rabbit gained sense" and "why the turkey buzzard won't eat crabs."

Synopsis:

A rare collection of authentic Gullah folktales from the Georgia and Carolina coasts. Stories the author heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation.

About the Author

Charles Colcock Jones (1831-1893), was a prominent Georgia planter, lawyer, politician, and historian. Susan Millar Williams lives in McClellanville, South Carolina, where she is the executive director of the McClellanville Arts Council. Her writing has been published in the Nation and the Southern Review. She is the author of A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin (Georgia).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820322162
Foreword:
Williams, Susan Millar
Author:
Williams, Susan Millar
Foreword by:
Williams, Susan Millar
Foreword:
Williams, Susan Millar
Author:
Jones, Charles Colcock, Jr.
Author:
Jones Jr, Charles Colcock
Author:
Williams, Susan Millar
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Location:
Athens
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Gullahs
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Gullahs - Georgia
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
95-13
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.5 lb

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