Caribbean Folk Tales


Caribbean folk tales set alongside local reminiscences of 1950s migration from the Caribbean to Britain

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SKU: 9780750994897 Category: Tags: , , Publisher/imprint : The History Press
Page count : 192
Published on 26th May, 2022


Professional Storyteller Wendy Shearer has gathered together stories from many Caribbean islands and countries, drawing on oral history and written texts to bring these folk tales to life. Many stories are of West African origin, kept alive through rhythm and song. These tales and their languages were blended with European and East Indian folklore, with royalty, heroes and spirits exacting revenge. Alongside the stories are newly collected reminiscences of migration to Britain from Caribbean countries during the Windrush years. These first-hand accounts mirror the themes found in the folk tales with love and loss, magic and mystery, caution and justice.

Cric! Crac! Prepare to be enchanted by La Diablesse from Haiti, outsmarted by the trickster Anansi, or terrified by the shapeshifting Old Higue in Guyana.

Additional information

Weight 0.264 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 20.3 × 1.8 cm