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African American folktales / edited by Thomas A. Green.

Contributor(s): Green, Thomas A, 1944-.
Series: Stories from the American mosaic: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009Description: x, 176 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780313362958 (alk. paper).Subject(s): African Americans -- Folklore | Tales -- United States | United States -- FolkloreDDC classification: 398.2/0896073 Online resources: Table of contents only Summary: "African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales. Written for students and general readers, this volume gathers a sampling of the most important African American folktales. Included are nearly 50 tales grouped in thematic chapters on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale begins with an introductory headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students learning about literature and language will gain a greater understanding of African American oral traditions, while social studies students will learn more about African American culture. African American culture has long been recognized for its richness and breadth. Central to that tradition is a large body of folklore, which continues to figure prominently in literature, film, and popular culture. Included are fictional tales, legends, myths, and personal experience narratives. These exemplify the vast diversity of African American culture and language."--Publisher's description.
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Stacks GR111 .A47 A37 2009 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 33039001144707

Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]) and index.

"African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales. Written for students and general readers, this volume gathers a sampling of the most important African American folktales. Included are nearly 50 tales grouped in thematic chapters on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale begins with an introductory headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students learning about literature and language will gain a greater understanding of African American oral traditions, while social studies students will learn more about African American culture. African American culture has long been recognized for its richness and breadth. Central to that tradition is a large body of folklore, which continues to figure prominently in literature, film, and popular culture. Included are fictional tales, legends, myths, and personal experience narratives. These exemplify the vast diversity of African American culture and language."--Publisher's description.

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