By Richard M. Dorson

A preacher battles a endure, a mom returns from the lifeless, and a shrewdpermanent servant conducts an incredible ft Contest during this wealthy anthology of African-American folklore. ratings of funny and harrowing tales, gathered through the mid-twentieth century, inform of conversing animals, ghosts, devils, and saints.
The first a part of the publication offers a environment for the fables, during which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. the second one half comprises the stories, which come with the adventures of previous Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes in addition to extra real looking money owed of racial injustice. acknowledged within the genuine 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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