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Dramatic Revisions of Myths Fairy Tales and Legends

by Verna A. Foster
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date: 2012-10-06
Genre: Performing Arts

These new essays explore the ways in which contemporary dramatists have retold or otherwise made use of myths, fairy tales and legends from a variety of cultures, including Greek, West African, North American, Japanese, and various parts of Europe. The dramatists discussed range from well-establishe

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Dilogg n Tales of the Natural World

by Ócha'ni Lele
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sacred myths from Santería centered on nature and the natural world • Includes more than 40 myths, stories, and histories from the Lucumí tradition • Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent stories • Demonstrates that the African peoples, specifically the Yorub

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Tales of the Ancestors and Orisha

by Lionel F. Scott
Publisher: Athelia Henrietta Press
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Mythology, Yoruba

With this book you will enter the primordial battlefield of food and evil, in the story of the Osain: The Iron Birds of Protection; encounters the Orisha in their most human-like behaviour. You will even be introduced to talking insects! These delightful religious stories of the Fun Che often featur

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The Lemonade Reader

by Kinitra D. Brooks
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2019-05-24
Genre: Social Science

The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. The essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fueled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an ed

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A Year in White

by C. Lynn Carr
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In the Afro-Cuban Lukumi religious tradition—more commonly known in the United States as Santería—entrants into the priesthood undergo an extraordinary fifty-three-week initiation period. During this time, these novices—called iyawo—endure a host of prohibitions, including most notably wear

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Myths and Hero Tales

by Alethea Helbig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An annotated guide to recently published myths and hero tales focuses on stories from non-European cultures

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Blades of Freedom Nathan Hale s Hazardous Tales 10

by Nathan Hale
Publisher: Abrams
Release Date: 2020-11-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution—the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America? It all comes back

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