Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar

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University of Washington Press, Apr 1, 2001 - Humor - 250 pages
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With wit, insight, and humor, Colleen McElroy tells of her journey to Madagascar for a Fulbright research
project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. Throughout, she interweaves traditional Malagasy stories.
"Colleen McElroy, one of the country's most versatile writers, scores large with this book about her adventures among the storytellers of Madagascar. Her characters and scenes are as fabulous as those found in a novel." – Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo
"McElroy the poet is indeed obvious in every line of this work as she brilliantly develops characters, relates adventures, and captures the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feel of every area of her travels." – Daryl Cumber Dance, author of Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

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Over the lip of the world: among the storytellers of Madagascar

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McElroy combines her talents as English professor (Univ. of Washington) and creative writer in this collection of stories from Madagascar. Interwoven with the 28 folktales and actually comprising the ... Read full review

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I went back and forth on this book as I was reading it. At times I was bored and was going to give it only 2 stars, and then I would get to a section that interested me a bit more and I would bump it ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Nguyen Van Thang has worked for the Institute of Anthropology at Vietnam’s Academy of Social Sciences since 1979, where he is the head of the Department of Transborder Ethnographic Studies.

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