African American Folktales - Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

Author(s): Roger D. Abrahams

anthologies | mythology

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. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean.


With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library


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General Fields

  • : 9780375705397
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : January 1999
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger D. Abrahams
  • : Paperback
  • : 352