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Roger Abrahams

ROGER D. ABRAHAMS (1933-2017) was the Hum Rosen Professor of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, president of the American Folklore Society, and the author of many books, monographs, and articles on African American, Creole, Caribbean, and American culture.

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African American Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$19.95/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70539-7 (0-375-70539-2)

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports... Read more






African Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | August 1983
$18.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-72117-0 (0-394-72117-9)

The deep forest and broad savannah, the campsites, kraals, and villages—from this immense area south of the Sahara Desert the distinguished American folklorist Roger D. Abrahams has selected ninety-five tales that suggest both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the people who live there. The storytellers weave imaginative myths of creation... Read more





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