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The trickster in West Africa : a study of mythic irony and sacred delight

Author: Robert D Pelton
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 1989.
Series: Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback edition.]View all editions and formats
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The trickster appears in the myths and folktales of nearly every traditional society. Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, and laughter; cosmic process and personal history; divination and social change. -- Publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Pelton
ISBN: 0520067916 9780520067912
OCLC Number: 22182717
Notes: "First paperback printing"--Title page verso.
Originally published: 1980.
Description: 312 pages : 1 map ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Interpreting the Trickster ---
2. Ananse: Spinner of Ashanti Doubleness ---
3. Legba: Master of the Fon Dialectic ---
4. Legba and Eshu: writers of destiny ---
5. Ogo-Yurugu: Lord of the Random, Servant of Wholeness ---
6. Towards a Theory of the Trickster.
Series Title: Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions.
Responsibility: Robert D. Pelton.

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Examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual  Read more...

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"Pelton has given us a fine piece of scholarly work written in a style that is rich and impeccable."--S. Modupe Broderick, "African Studies Review

 
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