African Folktales in the New World
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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A Yoruba Myth in Cuba
TWO The Talking Skull Refuses to Talk
THREE Trickster Seeks Endowments
FOUR Birds Head Leg under Its Wing
SEVEN Holding the Rock
EIGHT Taught an Incriminating Song Saying
NINE Moon Splits Hares Lip Nose
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