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Roger Abrahams

ROGER D. ABRAHAMS is the Hum Rosen Professor (Emeritus) of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of many books, monographs, and articles on African American, Creole, Caribbean, and American culture. A past president of the American Folklore Society, he lives in Philadelphia.

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African American Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$19.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70539-7 (0-375-70539-2)

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to... 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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