Roger Abrahams's African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in PDF

By Roger Abrahams

ISBN-10: 030780318X

ISBN-13: 9780307803184

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of latest internal towns, listed here are multiple hundred stories from an "incredibly wealthy and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).

Full of existence, knowledge, and humor, those stories variety from the earthy comedy of tricksters to tales explaining how the realm was once created and received to be how it is, to ethical fables that inform of encounters among masters and slaves. They contains tales set down in travelers' experiences and plantation journals from the early 19th century, stories accumulated by means of creditors reminiscent of Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by means of Roger Abrahams himself in the course of large expeditions through the American South and the Caribbean.

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Here we see a muraya who travels to the bottom of the river and is received by two mermaids, guides to the golden city beneath the waters. In front of him go his guardian animals: in the middle a tibemama [Osprey, Pandion hahaetus], at right a sarara [Anhinga anhinga], and at left a tibe negro [Neotropic cormorant, Phalacrocorax olivaceus, tentative identification]. The city's gate is guarded by two Yakumamas. With magnetic power in their tongues, they capture anyone who tries to enter by force.

Behind her are mermaids who understand medicine well. In the background is the supaycaimdn, with marble quills, whose icaro is sung to cure the mal aire del agua [illness produced by an evil breeze from the water]. In front of the Yakumama are the huya-runa snakes, who fight against the man called Puma-runa Ipuma = jaguar, runa = man], whose paws and head are black. On the roof of the house there is an ayapolhto-and a yaku-pato, both raised by the vegetalista who con ducts the session. At the top of the painting is the Huairamama, a snake that moves with a great wind.

In the foreground to the right are the auca-sirenas, mermaids keeping watch on the tranquil and resting yakurunas. These mermaids live within rocks, and when anyone tries to capture them, they simply approach a rock and disappear. The small pools of water atop their rocks are like solar mirrors that can be transformed into strong lasers with which they are able to capture even the most powerful of enemies. Further in the background are the yakuruna's fierce dogs wearing the heads of piranha fish.

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