African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in by Roger Abrahams

By Roger Abrahams

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of up to date internal towns, listed below are multiple hundred stories from an "incredibly wealthy and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).

Full of existence, knowledge, and humor, those stories diversity from the earthy comedy of tricksters to tales explaining how the area was once created and bought to be how it is, to ethical fables that inform of encounters among masters and slaves. They comprises tales set down in travelers' studies and plantation journals from the early 19th century, stories amassed by way of creditors akin to Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded through Roger Abrahams himself in the course of wide expeditions during the American South and the Caribbean.

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