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By Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a undergo, a mom returns from the useless, and a smart servant conducts an important ft Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. rankings of funny and harrowing tales, accumulated in the course of the mid-twentieth century, inform of speaking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.
The first a part of the ebook offers a surroundings for the fables, during which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. the second one half includes the stories, which come with the adventures of outdated Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes in addition to extra sensible money owed of racial injustice. mentioned within the real phrases of the narrators, the folktales abound in daring language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that replicate the essence of African-American storytelling traditions.

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