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Born in a Mighty Bad Land: The Violent Man in African American Folklore and Fiction by The figure of the violent man in the African American imagination has a long history. He can be found in 19th-century bad man ballads like 'Stagolee' and 'John Hardy,' as well as in the black convict recitations that influenced gansta rap. Born in a Mighty Bad Land connects this figure with similar characters in African American fiction.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Crossing Borders Through Folklore: African American Women's Fiction and Art by Examining works by Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, this innovative book frames black women's aesthetic sensibilities across art forms. Investigating the relationship between vernacular folk culture and formal expression, this study establishes how each of the four artists engaged the identity issues of the 1960s and used folklore as a strategy for crossing borders in the works they created during the following two decades.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 1999-02-15
Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore. by Exploring the scope, diversity, and vitality of black culture, here is a fascinating collection of more than sixty articles from some of the most perceptive and authoritative commentators upon the black experience--Zora Neale Hurston, J. Mason Brewer, Sterling A. Brown, Eldridge Cleaver, Willis Laurence James, John Lovell Jr., Langston Hughes, Charles W. Chesnutt, Alan Lomax, Ralph Ellison, A. Philip Randolph, Newbell Niles Puckett, Roger D. Abrahams, and many others.
Call Number: GR103 .D86 1973
Publication Date: 1972-01-01
African American Folktales
Mules and Men by Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by famous storyteller and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery.
Call Number: GR103 .H8
Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast by Stories describe the adventures and mishaps of such characters as 'Buh Rabbit", ''Buh Ban-Yad Rooster,' and other animals. The tales range from the humorous to the instructional and include stories of a dying bullfrog's last wish, and others about how buh rabbit gained sense and why the turkey buzzard won't eat crabs.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2000-04-27
Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar assemble a groundbreaking collection of folktales, myths, and legends that revitalizes a vibrant African American past to produce the most comprehensive and ambitious collection of African American folktales ever published in American literary history.
Call Number: GR111.A47 A55 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
Folk and Fairy Tales in Children's Books
The People Could Fly: American Black folktales by Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
Call Number: PZ7.H154 P4 1993
Publication Date: 1993-01-04
The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South; by Blanche and her mother and older sister live on a small farm in the American south. Blanche is a hard worker and tends the whole farm by herself while her uncaring mother and sister laze about on the porch all day either ignoring or ordering Blanche around. But Blanche's fortunes soon change when she's kind to an old woman she meets in the woods.
Call Number: PZ7.S227 T35 1989
Publication Date: 1989-09-29
Cendrillon: a Caribbean Cinderella by A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
Call Number: PZ7.S248 Ce 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01