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African Folktales in the New World (Folkloristics)

African Folktales in the New World (Folkloristics)
Author: William W. Bascom
ISBN 13: 9780253207364
ISBN 10: 253207363
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1992-11-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $22.00

"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.