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Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories

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Published by DLT Associates, Inc. .
Written in English


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Number of Pages164
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Open LibraryOL9397798M
ISBN 100967499119
ISBN 109780967499116


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Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories by Laura Tanna Download PDF EPUB FB2

She writes frequently on art and culture for The Gleaner, Jamaica Journal and Skywritings and is the author of the book, Baugh: Jamaica's Master Potter and producer of the audiocassettes, Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories and Maroon Storyteller/5(5).

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Laura Tanna's work will appeal to a wide variety of 4/5. Stories from the book Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories by Laura Tanna featuring Ranny Williams and Louise Bennett.

Narrated by Olive Lewin. Written by Laura Tanna5/5(2). With the re-release of her book, Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, and the newly updated accompanying DVD and CDs (Jamaican Folk Tales and Maroon Storyteller), Dr Tanna has not only created a valuable teaching package, but by digitising the material, has managed to preserve the vital footage she painstakingly recorded and analyzed over 30 years ago.

Description: Published inJamaica Anansi Stories includes folklore (including animal stories, modern stories and old stories), transcriptions of folk music, and a large collection of riddles, all cross-referenced with folklore studies from other cultures.

The trickster Anansi, originally a West African spider-god, lives on in these tales. Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories Paperback – 9 Aug. by Laura Tanna (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings/5(3).

Folklore is the traditional stories and beliefs that are passed down in a society from generation to generation, mostly through word of mouth. Jamaican folklore involves many spirits or mythical creatures that haunt people for various reasons.

Folklore is extremely important to our society, because of the diverse functions that these tales serve. Jamaican folk tales and oral histories.

(Internal Comments) Selected images from this book have been digitized as part of the University of Illinois Chicago’s Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies, with the images and annotated notes on the editions serving as a resource for those studying bibliographic history and Caribbean Author: Primary) Laura (Author Tanna.

Jamaican folk tales and oral histories 2nd ed. by Laura Tanna. Published by Institute of Jamaica Publications in Kingston, Jamaica. Written in EnglishPages: Laura Tanna is the author of Jamaican Folk Tales And Oral Histories ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 1 review), A Reader in African-Jamaican Music Dance and 4/5.

Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories. General Interest. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Book Binding:N/A. World of Books. Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, is Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories book amazing book that allowed nostalgic memories from my childhood and my parents childhood to recur.

This book. General Jamaican Reference Sources. The following are a few reference sources available for conducting research at the National Library of Jamaica. BIOGRAPHICAL.

Andrade, Jacob. Jamaican Folktales and Oral Histories. Kingston: Institute of Jamaica Publications, Ja Tan. According to Robert Hill, Professor of History & Editor-in-Chief of The Marcus Garvey & UNIA Papers at UCLA, these Anansi tales are the single most important collection of original folktales from the Caribbean in existence for facilitating research and teaching in the area of cultural studies of the African Diaspora, popular culture, and.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tanna, Laura. Jamaican folk tales and oral histories. Kingston, Jamaica. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories at Read honest and unbiased product and oral histories recorded in this book in Caribbean Studies and Humanities courses, since I first hunted down a copy in Kingston in Jamaican Folk Tales & Oral Histories CD #2/Maroon /5.

Jamaican ghosts are called duppies, and nightime in Jamaica is duppy time. ROLLING CALF DUPPY STORY There once was a Mom and her children who were walking home from their cousins’ house. His being an orphan from Trelawny, his life in Back o' Wall, his life in August Town and as a farmer all altered with age.

His family's ups and downs, the recognition he received for his part in Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories book, video and audio cassettes, now DVD and CDs, all became part of a shared history that bound us together.

So vast and rich in our culture was folk tales that the Jamaican folk singers emerged and demonstrated them in musical forms to the world at large. This was later expanded on by the Most Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverly who share it with the rest of the world in dialect, poetry and books.

Get this from a library. Jamaican folk tales and oral histories. [Laura Tanna; Creative Production and Training Centre.; Institute of Jamaica Publications.;] -- "Part I explores the art of storytelling, with excerpts of actual performances and interviews with Jamaican traditional artists aged 25 to Part II provides a selection of folk tales by these.

Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Jamaican folk tales and oral histories in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content.

Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, by Laura Tanna (Institute of Jamaica Publications), is a collection culled from the best Jamaican storytelling and told with humor and style.

The Cimaroons, by Robert Leeson (William Collins), is the story of an enslaved people who. Books shelved as jamaican: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y.

Denn. Books Listed by Title: 'J' Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories by Laura Tanna Jamaican Herbs Jamaican Herbs & Medicinal Plants and their uses by Mike Henry. I was more than surprised, but deeply honoured, when they asked me to give a reading at the Jamaican Consulate in New York City and sign copies of my Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories book, to coincide with the sale of the material now on two CDs and a DVD to benefit the AFJ and the storytellers.

Principal Winston Jackson accepts the donation of Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories book, DVD and CDs from the project's oldest surviving storyteller, Alexander 'Brother Martine' Parker, 86 years old.

Author Laura Tanna discusses 'Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories' (book, DVD and CDs) with Principal Jackson. Research Overview ‌ Henrice Altink's main research focuses on social inequalities in the Caribbean.

Her first book Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, came out of her PhD and examined representations of Jamaican slave women in pro- and antislavery writings.

Her second book Destined for a Life of Service: Defining African Jamaican Womanhood,   Voices from the Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project. Oral history provides the opportunity to explore intersubjectivity and positionality. Here, Daniel Clarkson Fisher shares his work with the Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project centered in Toronto.

The moving video excerpts from interviews below demonstrate shared authority in practice. Folk tales and myths serve as a means of handing down traditions and customs from one generation to the next in Africa.

African FOLKTALES. For several generations, stories from Africa have traditionally been passed down by word of mouth. Often, after a hard day’s work, the adults would gather the children together by moonlight, around a. The Mother of Us All is an analysis of the history of Queen Nanny, the great 18th century leader of the Windward or Eastern Jamaican Maroons.

The importance of this great leader's straggle against British colonial empire and its institution of slavery on the island of Jamaica has previously been largely ignored.

To correct this gap, oral histories, including myths, legends, songs, ceremonies 5/5(1). CREOLE, DUB AND OTHER ISLAND RHYTHMS By Mervyn most of our best Jamaican books were first published in the United Kingdom.

a collection of Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories edited by. Illustration by June Bellew, page 84 of 'Jamaican Folktales and Oral Histories' by Laura Tanner. Institute of Jamaiaca Publications Ltd. Anancy drop off de earth so BOP an dat was de end of Brer Nanci an Mama Goat an er tree kiddies live appily fe days.

Tanna's ingenuity is aptly reflected in her work titled Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, which is contained in book, CD and DVD forms.

She has also produced a second CD, titled Maroon Storyteller, which has given access to persons in the international arena who are desirous of learning more about Jamaica's oral narratives of African.

Books shelved as oral-tradition: Ireland by Frank Delaney, D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire, The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Pa. For descriptive accounts of see, Edith Clarke My Mother who Fathered me: A Study of the Family in Three Selected Communities in Jamaica (London: Allen & Unwin, ), p.

and Laura Tanna, Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories (Kingston: Institute of Jamaica Publications), p. Indeed, as Laura Tanna points out in her Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, "most duppy stories involve a traveller who meets a stranger only to discover later that the stranger is actually a duppy " (Tanna 60).

"Duppy Conqueror" fits that framework as the main character sets out on a journey to Mount Zion and then comes face to face with.

History of Jamaica has been revised to bring the account of the island's history up to date. Many maps and photographs have also been added. This edition of the authoritative History of Jamaica covers the whole of the history of the island from the arrival of the Arawaks a Reviews:   Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales are tales from female African American storytelling tradition.

Each story gives its reader a glimpse into African American women strengths, bravery, joys, and sorrow. These stories focus on the role of African American woman that are actual and fantastic/5(69). References to Marcus Garvey and the Jamaican “cotton tree” also contributed to the mystery surrounding the lyrics.

As indicated by Laura Tanna in her Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, Marcus Garvey's prophecies are part of the Rastafarian oral tradition (Tanna ) and have been circulating for a long time in Jamaica. In June A second reason that oral history of Blacks—or whites for that matter—has assumed slight importance is the belief that individual memories have scant value.

Some scholars have judged oral history just as disdainfully as, according to Zora Neale Hurston, the Black community in Florida judged folk­ tales. In. .The Oral History Review invites submissions with a special focus on ethics in oral history, broadly conceived. Submit full articles by June 1, Core to our work as oral historians are the relationships we establish with our narrators, asking them to trust us with their stories so we can learn and broaden our understanding [ ].