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Indiana University Press

African Folktales

African Folktales

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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.

Author: William W. Bascom
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Published: 11/22/1992
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.96lbs
Size: 9.28h x 6.19w x 0.77d
ISBN: 9780253207364

About the Author

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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