African American Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams - 1

African American Folktales

Roger D. Abrahams

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Full of life, wisdom, and humour, these African American Folktales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of 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 include stories set down in... ​​Read More

Full of life, wisdom, and humour, these African American Folktales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of 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 include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers’ reports and plantation journals, 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.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

Edited by Roger D. Abrahams. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

Published by Pantheon
15.2 x 23.4 cm
Softcover
352 pages
1999
English
ISBN 978-0-3757053-9-7
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