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Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings & Humor of Peoples of African Descent in the Americas
Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings & Humor of Peoples of African Descent in the Americas
 
Our Price: $19.00
Year: 1996
Pages: 618
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1569245010

Product Code: 756783658

Description
 
Harold Courlander (au); Enrico Arno (il). A milestone in the collection & presentation of oral literature & traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. Demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. Includes an array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous African-American cultures of the New World. Around these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, & much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, & recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, of music & dance, & of the social scene in places where white & black ideas intermingled & became Afro-American.

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