African Folktales in the New World

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Indiana University Press, 1976 - Social Science - 243 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A Yoruba Myth in Cuba
1
TWO The Talking Skull Refuses to Talk
17
THREE Trickster Seeks Endowments
40
FOUR Birds Head Leg under Its Wing
71
SEVEN Holding the Rock
114
EIGHT Taught an Incriminating Song Saying
137
NINE Moon Splits Hares Lip Nose
145
ELEVEN Agreement to Sell Mothers Agreement
201
TWELVE Knock Dust Water Out of Rock
212
THIRTEEN Birds Fasting Singing Contest
221
FOURTEEN Diving Contest
228
Index
237
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