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African Folktales in the New World
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African Folktales in the New World (Paperback)

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These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts."-Choice



... this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive and full-bodied book." -Fabula



These essays, devoted to traditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the last major research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on African art and folklore-his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of African American folktales.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/10/1992 ISBN-13: 9780253207364  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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WILLIAM BASCOM (1912-1981) was Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Robert L. Lowie Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of Ifa Divination and Sixteen Cowries, he co-authored Continuity and Change in African Cultures and A Handbook of West African Art.

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