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Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast
     

Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast

by Charles Jones Jr., Susan Millar Williams (Foreword by)
 

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In 1888, Charles Colcock Jones Jr. published the first collection of folk narratives from the Gullah-speaking people of the South Atlantic coast, tales he heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation. It has been out of print and largely unavailable until now.

Jones saw the stories as a coastal variation of Joel Chandler Harris's

Overview

In 1888, Charles Colcock Jones Jr. published the first collection of folk narratives from the Gullah-speaking people of the South Atlantic coast, tales he heard black servants exchange on his family's rice and cotton plantation. It has been out of print and largely unavailable until now.

Jones saw the stories as a coastal variation of Joel Chandler Harris's inland dialect tales and sought to preserve their unique language and character. Through Jones' rendering of the sound and syntax of nineteenth-century Gullah, the lively stories describe the adventures and mishaps of such characters as "Buh Rabbit," "Buh Ban-Yad Rooster," and other animals. The tales range from the humorous to the instructional and include stories of the "sperits," Daddy Jupiter's "vision," a dying bullfrog's last wish, and others about how "buh rabbit gained sense" and "why the turkey buzzard won't eat crabs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820322162
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/27/2000
Series:
Brown Thrasher Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author


Charles Colcock Jones (1831-1893), was a prominent Georgia planter, lawyer, politician, and historian. Susan Millar Williams lives in McClellanville, South Carolina, where she is the executive director of the McClellanville Arts Council. Her writing has been published in the Nation and the Southern Review. She is the author of A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin (Georgia).

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