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African American Folktales: Stories From Black Traditions In The New World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)

Abrahams, Roger D.

Editore: Pantheon Books, 1999
ISBN 10: 0613718496 / ISBN 13: 9780613718493
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Titolo: African American Folktales: Stories From ...

Casa editrice: Pantheon Books

Data di pubblicazione: 1999

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Riassunto: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An intriguing compendium of 107 folklore and legends from the antebellum South, the islands of the Caribbean, and urban America celebrate the rich and vital traditions of African American culture.

Dal risvolto interno: 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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