African Folktales in the New World

African Folktales in the New World

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These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts."-Choice... this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive and full-bodied book." -FabulaThese essays, devoted to traditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the last major research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on African art and folklore-his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of African American folktales.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 16mm | 379.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253207363
  • 9780253207364

About William W. Bascom

WILLIAM BASCOM (1912-1981) was Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Robert L. Lowie Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of Ifa Divination and Sixteen Cowries, he co-authored Continuity and Change in African Cultures and A Handbook of West African Art.show more

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"These essays ... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts." Choice " ... this is Bascom at his best... an attractive and full-bodied book." Fabulashow more

Table of contents

Foreword by Alan DundesAcknowledgmentsPrefaceONE Oba's Ear: A Yoruba Myth in Cuba and BrazilTWO The Talking Skull Refuses to TalkTHREE Trickster Seeks Endowments; Measuring the Snake: Challenging Birds (Insects) to Fill a Container; Milking a Cow (Deer) Stuck in a TreeFOUR Bird's Head (Leg) under Its WingFIVE Inside Cow's (Elephant's) BellySIX Deer's Hoof and Ear; Dog and Dog HeadSEVEN Holding the RockEIGHT Taught an Icriminating Song (Saying)NINE Moon Splits Hare's Lip (Nose)TEN Dogs Rescue Master in Tree RefugeELEVEN Agreement to Sell Mothers; Agreement to Kill Mothers; Cutta Cord-La!TWELVE Knock Dust (Water) Out of Rock; Waiting on the LordTHIRTEEN Birds' Fasting (Singing) ContestFOURTEEN Diving Contestshow more

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