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African Folktales : Folkloristics - William W. Bascom

African Folktales

Folkloristics

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1992
ISBN: 9780253207364
Number Of Pages: 272

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"These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts."A -- Choice

..". this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive and full-bodied book." -- Fabula

These 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.

"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." Fabula

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Obas Ear: A Yoruba Myth in Cuba and Brazilp. 1
The Talking Skull Refuses to Talkp. 17
Trickster Seeks Endowments; Measuring the Snake; Challenging Birds (Insects) to Fill a Container; Milking a Cow (Deer) Stuck in a Treep. 40
Birds Head (Leg) under Its Wingp. 71
Inside Cow's (Elephant's) Bellyp. 83
Deer's Hoof and Ear; Dog and Dog Headp. 104
Holding the Rockp. 114
Taught an Incriminating Song (Saying)p. 137
Moon Splits Hare's Lip (Nose)p. 145
Dogs Rescue Master in Tree Refugep. 155
Agreement to Sell Mothers; Agreement to Kill Mothers; "Cutta Cord-La!"p. 201
Knock Dust (Water) Out of Rock; Waiting on the Lordp. 212
Birds' Fasting (Singing) Contestp. 221
Diving Contestp. 228
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780253207364
ISBN-10: 0253207363
Series: Folkloristics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd November 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.72  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.44