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7 edition of Folklore from Africa to the United States found in the catalog.

Folklore from Africa to the United States

an annotated bibliography

by Margaret N. Coughlan

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Published by Library of Congress : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • West Indies,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Folklore -- Africa -- Bibliography -- Catalogs,
    • African Americans -- Folklore -- Bibliography -- Catalogs,
    • Folklore -- West Indies -- Bibliography -- Catalogs,
    • Folklore -- United States -- Bibliography -- Catalogs

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementcompiled by Margaret N. Coughlan.
      GenreBibliography, Catalogs., Folklore
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ5984.A35 C68, GR350 C68
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 161 p. [1] leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages161
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5214044M
      ISBN 100844401757
      LC Control Number75043905

      African traditional religion encompasses a variety of non-dogmatic, spiritual practices followed by millions around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the Nubian religion of Egypt's Dynastic Period. In an expanded second edition, this book examines the nature. I will emphasize the ancestry of the students in my schools, but I don’t want to limit the study simply to folklore from Black, African or Puerto Rican traditions. Since we all live in the United States, I want to include stories from many lands, with a strong emphasis on the American Indian.

      Title: Searching for Ourselves: African Cultural Representation in Children’s Books in the United States, and Implications for Educational Achievement by Lulama O. Moyo, M.A Final Research Paper Presented to the Faculty of Community Development and Planning Clark University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of. United States Folklore: Mexican Folklore: Canadian Folklore: Tall Tales: Myths & Legends: Ghost Stories: Folk Tales: Fables & Fairy Tales: Jokes & Tongue Twisters: The Spooky Series: Native American. African-American. Asian-American. European-American. Latin American North Carolina folklore: North Carolina folklore.

      This book will be useful to general readers as well as students or researchers whose interests include African American culture and folklore or American culture. It offers insight into the histories of African American folklore motifs, their importance within African American groups, and their relevance to the evolution of American culture. African folklore tales about animal tricksters often describe how helpless creatures manage to outwit fierce animals. One of the most important animal tricksters of West African legends is Anansi, who acts on behalf of the sky god, Nyame. Anansi became the King of All Stories after proving to Nyame that he could trick a jaguar, hornets and a fairy.


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