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A Treasury of African Folklore

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Literary Criticism, Folklore & Mythology - Folklore, Social Science, Sociology, American - African American & Black, Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, FICTION / Folklore, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Ge
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ISBN 101569245363
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This is a true treasury of AMERICAN FOLKLORE. The book is described in the FOREWORD by Carl Sandburg as an encyclopedia of the folklore of America. It contains stories and songs (with words & music) - those favorite sotoes we love to tell everywhere all of the time.5/5(3). Discover librarian-selected research resources on African Folklore from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.

Dorson, America in Legend (); H. Courlander, A Treasury of African Folklore (), A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore (), The Annotated. Africa is home to the oldest human cultures, whose storytelling is basically oral.

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Following A Treasury of African Folklore (), this is a similar patchwork of materials from—the book's chief distinction—the Caribbean and parts of South America as well as the United States.

Where stories, songs or sayings were collected, they are represented; some are early, some relatively late. Eyewitness reports of customs and traditions are also excerpted irrespective of date. A Treasury of African Folklore,A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore,Tales of Yoruba Gods and Heroes, The Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu (with Ousmane Sako), The Drum and the Hoe: Life and Lore of the Haitian People, Negro Folk Music, U.S.A.,Alma mater: University of Michigan.

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[Harold Courlander] -- A wide and varied selection of myths from various African tribes south of the Sahara. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and African-American folklore, like the folklore of any other people, is a tradition that is community based.

Folklore expresses the sensibilities and feelings of a group rather than those of any one individual. Communities use folk traditions to maintain a connection to the past even as a community evolves and changes over time.

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Title: A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings, and Humor of Peoples of African Descent in the Americas Author Name: Courlander, Harold Categories: Culture, Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: Smithmark Pub: ISBN Number: ISBN Number   Among his works were "A Treasury of African Folklore" (), "A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore" () and "The Tiger's Whisker and Other Tales From Asia and the Pacific" ().Explore our list of Folklore & Mythology Books at Barnes & Noble®.

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