'The New Annotated African American Folktales'

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
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There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University, and Maria Tatar, Harvard University

$10 registration fee per person. (No Charge for MHS Members or Fellows)


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This new publication presents nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and “Witches Who Ride,” as well as out-of-print tales from the 1890s’ Southern Workman. Arguing for the value of these stories as part of a sophisticated, complex, and heterogeneous cultural heritage, Gates and Tatar show how these stories deserve a place alongside the classic works of African American literature and American literature more broadly.


 

 

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