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Caribbean Story Finder : A Guide to 438 Tales from 24 Nations and Territories, Listing Subjects and
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The Caribbean islands have a vibrant oral folklore. In Jamaica, the clever spider Anansi, who outsmarts stronger animals, is a symbol of triumph by the weak over the powerful. The fables of the foolish Juan Bobo, who tries to bring milk home in a burlap bag, illustrate facets of traditional Puerto Rican life. Conflict over status, identity and power is a recurring theme—in a story from Trinidad, a young bull, raised by his mother in secret, challenges his tyrannical father who has killed all the other males in the herd. One in a series of folklore reference guides by the author, this volume shares summaries of 438 tales—some in danger of disappearing—retold in English and Creole from West African, European, and slave indigenous cultures in 24 countries and territories. Tales are grouped in themed sections with a detailed subject index and extensive links to online sources.
Number of Pages: 308
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Sharon Barcan Elswit
Street Date: August 29, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4424
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