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Creole Folktales

Author : Patrick Chamoiseau
ISBN : 9781565843967
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of tales about trickery, prosperity, hunger, and chicanery
Category: Fiction

Creole Folktales Large Print 16pt

Author : Patrick Chamoiseau
ISBN : 9781459603141
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In this unusual collection of stories and fables, Goncourt prize-winner Patrick Chamoiseau re-creates in truly magical language the stories he heard as a child in Martinique.
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Cajun And Creole Folktales

Author : Barry Jean Ancelet
ISBN : 0878057099
Genre : Social Science
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This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. This is the largest, most diverse, and best annotated collection of French-language tales ever published in the United States. Side by side are dual-language retellings--the Cajun French and its English translation--along with insightful commentaries. This volume reveals the long and lively heritage of the Louisiana folktale among French Creoles and Cajuns and shows how tale-telling in Louisiana through the years has remained vigorous and constantly changing. Some of the best storytellers of the present day are highlighted in biographical sketches and are identified by some of their best tales. Their repertory includes animal stories, magic stories, jokes, tall tales, Pascal (improvised) stories, and legendary tales--all of them colorful examples of Louisiana narrative at its best. Though greatly transformed since the French arrived on southern soil, the French oral tradition is alive and flourishing today. It is even more complex and varied than has been shown in previous studies, for revealed here are African influences as well as others that have been filtered from America's multicultural mainstream.
Category: Social Science

Creole Folk Tales

Author : Hewitt Leonard Ballowe
ISBN : 1258125358
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Louisiana Folktales

Author : Alcée Fortier
ISBN : 1935754106
Genre : Fiction
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This collection constitutes the first complete anthology of the folktales collected by linguist/historian Alceé Fortier, including complete facsimiles of the original 1985 edition of Louisiana Folktales, as well as facsimiles of the stories published in the Publications of the Modern Language Association of America and the Journal of American Folklore. Each selection is rendered in Creole French and English translation and includes Fortier's original notes.
Category: Fiction

Louisiana Folk Tales

Author : Alcée Fortier
ISBN : UVA:X000272897
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

An Anthology Of American Folktales And Legends

Author : F. A. De Caro
ISBN : IND:30000122517364
Genre : Social Science
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For folklorists, students, and general readers alike, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available.It includes an amazing variety of American legend and lore--including hard-to-find Native American and Hawaiian tales as well as African American folktales.
Category: Social Science

Stars And Keys

Author : Lee Haring
ISBN : 9780253000002
Genre : Social Science
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In Stars and Keys: Folktales and Creolization in the Southwest Indian Ocean, Lee Haring introduces readers to the rich folklore traditions of the islands of the southwest Indian Ocean. The culture of Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Réunion, and the Comoros is a unique blend of traditions that have been brought from Africa, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The folktales from these islands reflect the diversity of this culture and provide a rare opportunity to observe the fluidity of traditions and the process of creolization. Haring presents the tales in a uniquely innovative style: he interrupts the text as if he were reading aloud and directly addresses the reader. His words and those of the storytellers are clearly distinguished, making this folktale collection useful to a wide range of readers and scholars.
Category: Social Science

From French To Creole

Author : Chris Corne
ISBN : UOM:39015047559540
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Category: Foreign Language Study

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Folklore G P

Author : Anand Prahlad
ISBN : 0313330379
Genre : African Americans
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Contains over seven hundred entries on African American folklore, including music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, and proverbs.
Category: African Americans

Folklore Figures Of French And Creole Louisiana

Author : Nathan Rabalais
ISBN : 9780807175576
Genre : Social Science
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In Folklore Figures of French and Creole Louisiana, Nathan J. Rabalais examines the impact of Louisiana’s remarkably diverse cultural and ethnic groups on folklore characters and motifs during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Establishing connections between Louisiana and France, West Africa, Canada, and the Antilles, Rabalais explores how folk characters, motifs, and morals adapted to their new contexts in Louisiana. By viewing the state’s folklore in the light of its immigration history, he demonstrates how folktales can serve as indicators of sociocultural adaptation as well as contact among cultural communities. In particular, he examines the ways in which collective traumas experienced by Louisiana’s major ethnic groups—slavery, the grand dérangement, linguistic discrimination—resulted in fundamental changes in these folktales in relation to their European and African counterparts. Rabalais points to the development of an altered moral economy in Cajun and Creole folktales. Conventional heroic qualities, such as physical strength, are subverted in Louisiana folklore in favor of wit and cunning. Analyses of Black Creole animal tales like those of Bouki et Lapin and Tortie demonstrate the trickster hero’s ability to overcome both literal and symbolic entrapment through cleverness. Some elements of Louisiana’s folklore tradition, such as the rougarou and cauchemar, remain an integral presence in the state’s cultural landscape, apparent in humor, popular culture, regional branding, and children’s books. Through its adaptive use of folklore, French and Creole Louisiana will continue to retell old stories in innovative ways as well as create new stories for future generations.
Category: Social Science

Creole Economics

Author : Katherine E. Browne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114294544
Genre : Business & Economics
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What do the trickster Rabbit, slave descendants, off-the-books economies, and French citizens have to do with each other? Plenty, says Katherine Browne in her anthropological investigation of the informal economy in the Caribbean island of Martinique. She begins with a question: Why, after more than three hundred years as colonial subjects of France, did the residents of Martinique opt in 1946 to integrate fully with France, the very nation that had enslaved their ancestors? The author suggests that the choice to decline sovereignty reflects the same clear-headed opportunism that defines successful, crafty, and illicit entrepreneurs who work off the books in Martinique today. Browne draws on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork and interview data from all socioeconomic sectors to question the common understanding of informal economies as culture-free, survival strategies of the poor. Anchoring her own insights to longer historical and literary views, the author shows how adaptations of cunning have been reinforced since the days of plantation slavery. These adaptations occur, not in spite of French economic and political control, but rather because of it. Powered by the "essential tensions" of maintaining French and Creole identities, the practice of creole economics provides both assertion of and refuge from the difficulties of being dark-skinned and French. This powerful ethnographic study shows how local economic meanings and plural identities help explain work off the books. Like creole language and music, creole economics expresses an irreducibly complex blend of historical, contemporary, and cultural influences.
Category: Business & Economics