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This masterful addition illuminates a vast and ancient tradition of story telling across the African continent. Drawing on sources that range from the notes of the earliest missionaries to the most recent works of anthropologists and ethnographers, Roger Abrahams renders nearly one hundred stories in a voice evoking the unique, dramatic roots in the song, dance, and ritual performance of the African world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780394721170
ISBN-10: 0394721179
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Pantheon Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1984
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Roger D. Abrahams

ROGER D. ABRAHAMSis a former president of the American Folklore Society. Among his most recent books areAfrican Folktales, African American Folktales, After Africa(with John Szwed), andSinging the Master."