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African Folktales in the New World

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ISBN-10: 0253207363

ISBN-13: 9780253207364

Edition: 1992

Authors: William W. Bascom, Alan Dundes, William W. Bascom

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/22/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Obas Ear: A Yoruba Myth in Cuba and Brazil
The Talking Skull Refuses to Talk
Trickster Seeks Endowments; Measuring the Snake; Challenging Birds (Insects) to Fill a Container; Milking a Cow (Deer) Stuck in a Tree
Birds Head (Leg) under Its Wing
Inside Cow's (Elephant's) Belly
Deer's Hoof and Ear; Dog and Dog Head
Holding the Rock
Taught an Incriminating Song (Saying)
Moon Splits Hare's Lip (Nose)
Dogs Rescue Master in Tree Refuge
Agreement to Sell Mothers; Agreement to Kill Mothers; "Cutta Cord-La!"
Knock Dust (Water) Out of Rock; Waiting on the Lord
Birds' Fasting (Singing) Contest
Diving Contest
Index