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Afro-American Folktales

Afro-American Folktales by Roger D. Abrahams

A collection of folktales, from the West Indies as well as the United States.

A lot of beast tales, including some recognizable variants on fairy tale types-- some fairy tales, not too many. Heavy on trickster tales. Some distinctly bawdy.
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  • once upon a christening

    A fairy who had not been invited showed up to the christening. So she shows up and curses the princess to sleep for a century. Politics are behind…

  • weather and the wizards

    There are going to be some characters who are ungrateful for the green and pleasant land they live in. They claim that the wizards are not needed.…

  • magic in the land

    How much magic lies about in the land? There are no magical creatures like dragons or gryphons, and no people except humans. But there is a spell,…

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