African Folktales (Folkloristics) (Paperback)
Indiana University Press, 9780253207364, 272pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 1992
"These essays... are of immense importance to anyone interested in the issues of origins and folklore texts." --Choice
"... this is Bascom at his best.... an attractive and full-bodied book." --Fabula
These essays, devoted to traditional narratives found in Africa and in the New World, represent the last major research project of William Bascom (1912-1981), eminent authority on African art and folklore--his intention was to demonstrate the African roots of African American folktales.