Allegories of the Wilderness

Allegories of the Wilderness : Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuran Ko Narratives

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..". a model of judiciousness and integrative analysis... " --Research in African LiteraturesPoet and anthropologist Michael Jackson brings to this study of the folktales of the Kuranko people of Sierra Leone a sensitivity to the philosophical nuances of literature.show more

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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 24mm | 598.74g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253304717
  • 9780253304711
  • 2,038,715

About Michael Jackson

Michael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books include Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology; Between One and One Another; Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes; and Things As They Are: New Directions in Phenomenological Anthropology (IUP, 1996).show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. Form and Play in Kuranko Fiction 3. During a Time of Great Hunger 4. Hare and Hyena 5. Prevented Transitions 6. Reciprocities 7. Men and Women 8. Co-Wives, Orphans, and Miraculous Interventions 9. DIrections Appendix Notes Glossary of Kuranko Words References List of Narratives Indexshow more

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