THE PIECE OF FIRE and Other Haitian Tales by Harold Courlander

THE PIECE OF FIRE and Other Haitian Tales

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The auther of The King's Drum and Other African Stories and other books based on legends from various parts of the world, has gathered together in this book a number of authentic Haitian folk tales. Although many of these are weak in their story-telling potential, there are extensive notes which explain many of the peculiarities of convention and unusual customs which make these stories and excellent to fascinating introduction to the ethnology of Haiti. Adults interested in the folklore of this area will find this book of interest.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1964
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World