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African folktales

traditional stories of the Black world

by Roger D. Abrahams

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    • Subjects:
    • Tales -- Africa, Sub-Saharan

    • Edition Notes

      Statementselected and retold by Roger D. Abrahams.
      SeriesThe Pantheon fairy tale and folklore library, Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR350 .A27 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 354 p. :
      Number of Pages354
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3160746M
      ISBN 100394502361
      LC Control Number83002474

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        African folktales: traditional stories of the Black world User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This volume sports a hefty 95 stories gleaned from the notes of the earliest missionaries on up to recent anthropological studies. About African American Folktales. Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales 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.

      A Mighty Girl's collection of empowering fairy tales and folktales starring clever and courageous girls -- without a damsel in distress in sight! For a selection of all princess-related stories on A Mighty Girl, visit our Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess. The body of African folklore encompasses tales from multiple regions of Africa, including fairy tales and folk tales from South Africa, Nigeria, Rhodesia and Zanzibar. The tales from Africa aren’t just stories, they’re living pieces of history and culture to those who tell them.


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