By Roger Abrahams
From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of latest internal towns, listed here are multiple hundred stories from an "incredibly wealthy and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).
Full of lifestyles, knowledge, and humor, those stories diversity from the earthy comedy of tricksters to tales explaining how the realm used to be created and obtained to be how it is, to ethical fables that inform of encounters among masters and slaves. They comprises tales set down in travelers' stories and plantation journals from the early 19th century, stories accumulated by means 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 in the course of the American South and the Caribbean.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folkore Library
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African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World by Roger Abrahams