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  • Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]by Jonathan Lee; Kathleen Nadeau

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 292.00

    Equally instructive and intriguing, the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife provides an illuminating overview of Asian American folklore as a way of life. Surveying the histories, peoples, and cultures of numerous Asian American ethnic and cultural groups, the work covers everything from ancient Asian folklore, folktales, and folk... more...

  • Sunjataby David Conrad; Djanka Tassey Condé

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 15.95

    A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kante, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation... more...

  • Haunted Chathamby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Chatham is a town steeped in history and strange folklore, but much of its ghostly past, and present, remains unwritten. For the first time ever the spectral secrets of this place are uncovered as we delve into ghost stories obscure and well known. The book features an array of haunted houses and shops, and sheds new light on classic local legends... more...

  • The Book of Dragon Loreby Catherine Cooper

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 8.95

    The Book of Dragon Lore is an enchanting, beautifully illustrated accompaniment to a series of books that chronicle the adventures of Jack Brenin, finder of the golden acorn. Deep inside Falconrock, hidden from Humankind, is a secret library. None may enter, unless they have permission or know how to open its doors, for it contains all the ancient... more...

  • Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroonby Comfort Ashu

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    In the olden days, after a day�s work in the farms, chil�dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com�pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in... more...

  • Folklore of the Scottish Highlandsby Anne Ross

    The History Press 2000; US$ 7.99

    The folklore of the Scottish Highlands is unique and very much alive. Dr Anne Ross is a Gaelic-speaking scholar and archaeologist who has lived and worked in crofting communities. This has enabled her to collect information at first hand and to assess the veracity of material already published. In this substantially revised edition of a classic work... more...

  • Caribbean Healing Traditionsby Patsy Sutherland; Roy Moodley; Pauletta Chevannes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems,... more...

  • Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emiratesby Sayyid Hamid Hurriez

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics. more...

  • Fairy Tales Reimaginedby Susan Redington Bobby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...

  • Speak, Bird, Speak Againby Ibrahim Muhawi; Sharif Kanaana

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 34.95

    Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... more...