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These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary Philadelphia. They robustly demonstrate the ways an uprooted people have drawn from the traditions of their past to fashion a life-and with it, a whole new and vital culture-in the New World.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375705397
ISBN-10: 0375705392
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 349
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roger D. Abrahams

ROGER D. ABRAHAMS is a former president of the American Folklore Society. Among his most recent books are African Folktales, African American Folktales, After Africa (with John Szwed), and Singing the Master.