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Stars and Keys : Folktales and Creolization in the Southwest Indian Ocean.

Author: Lee Haring
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The culture of Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, and the Comoros is a blend of traditions that have been brought from Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Middle East. This work features folktales from these islands that reflect their cultural diversity and gives an opportunity to see the fluidity of traditions and process of creolization.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Haring
ISBN: 9780253000002 0253000009
OCLC Number: 476155614
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chronology of the Southwest Indian Ocean; 1. Land of the Man-Eating Tree; 1. ORIGIN OF THE EARTH, LIVING AND INANIMATE BEINGS, ACCORDING TO THE TALES OF THE ANCESTORS; 2. THE MAN-EATING TREE; 3. ORIGIN OF SOCIAL CLASSES; 4. ORIGIN OF HUMAN BEINGS; EXPULSION FROM PARADISE; 5. THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS; 6. RASOANOR; 7. ORIGIN OF MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, AND STONES; 8. EARTH'S BATTLE WITH SKY; 9. THE BIRDS CHOOSE A KING; 10. GOD APPOINTS THE COCK; 11. ORIGIN OF THE OX; 12. ORIGIN OF CATTLE; 13. TWO FOR THE HUSBAND, ONE FOR THE WIVES; 14. THE FALL; 15. RANORO. 16. THE ORIGIN OF WOOD SCULPTURE17. ORIGIN OF HUMAN BEINGS; THE FIRST SCULPTOR; 18. SUN GOD MARRIES EARTH; 19. GOD MAKES A STATUE; 20. REPAIRING AN EGG; 21. THE THREE BROTHERS; 22. THE GUINEA-FOWL; 23. FOUR BROTHERS: BUNKU, MLADJE, SUMBUI, AND LAUL; 24. ORIGIN OF THE ANIMALS, CREATION OF VARIOUS SPECIES; 25. MR. SUN AND MRS. EARTH; 26. THE BAT; 27. ORIGIN OF THE FLY; 28. CROCODILE, CHAMELEON, AND SITRY; 29. OX AND CROCODILE; 30. MASTER OF THE EARTH; 31. SELF-CREATED; 32. THE UNGRATEFUL BEAST; 33. THE GIRL ENTRUSTED TO A SERVA; 34. TINAIMBUATI AND GOD; 35. LOOKING FOR TROUBLE; 36. IBONIA. 37. Half a Man38. WHY VAZAHA ARE SUPERIOR TO MALAGASY; 39. THE BOYHOOD OF RADAMA II; 40. NGANO; 41. THE CLEVER PEASANT GIRL; 2. Diaspora; 42. THE CAT AND THE FOSA; 43. COCK AND HARE; 44. SOUNGOULA, ZAKO, AND MAMA TIG; 45. THE DECEPTIVE TUG-OF-WAR; 46. HARE AT THE ANIMALS' WELL, 1; 47. THE OLD LADY AT THE BUS STATION; 48. HARE RIDES TORTOISE A-COURTING; 49. MAURITIUS'S BOMB; 50. THE CAT AND THE WATER-RAT; 51. HARE AT THE ANIMALS' WELL, 2; 52. ELEPHANT, HARE, LION; 53. SOUNGOULA AT THE ANIMALS' WELL; 54. SOUNGOULA'S TUG-OF-WAR; 55. THE LOOSE HANDLE; 56. BUNUASWI THE WISE; 57. BWANAWASI. 58. MAKING TRUE FRIENDSHIP59. SLICK AND SLIPPERY; 60. THEY TRICK THE KING; 61. THEY SELL PSEUDO-MAGIC OBJECTS; 62. DECEPTIVE AGREEMENT TO KILL MOTHERS; 63. HOW MAHAKA GOT CATTLE FOR HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL MEAL; 64. KOTOFETSY AND MAHAKA TRICK AN OLD MAN; 65. THE INSECT THAT TURNED INTO AN OX; 66. THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS CLEVERER THANKOTOFETSY AND MAHAKA; 67. TI ZAN OF THE RED RAG; 68. THE QUEEN OF THE SEA; 69. PRINCE LULU AND THE DEFIANT GIRL; 70. DEFIANT GIRL, TV VERSION; 71. THE DEFIANT GIRL IN MADAGASCAR; 72. THE DEFIANT GIRL IN MAYOTTE; 3. Stars; 73. AUTARD DE BRAGARD. 74. LITTLE PYANG-PYANG75. LASIRENGE, THE MAGIC BIRD; 76. TI ZAN THE LADYKILLER; 77. THE SIREN-GIRL; 78. RAMKALAWAR; 79. THE KING AND HIS CLEVER MINISTER; 80. THE TWO BROTHERS; 81. ORIGIN OF KINGSHIP AND THE DAYS OF THE WEEK; 82. "KILLED SEVEN, WOUNDED FOURTEEN"; 83. THE HEDGEHOG HUNTER AND THE MAGIC WOMAN; 84. TI ZAN'S BET; 85. TI ZAN AND HIS RED RAG; 86. THE THIEF "PUT DOWN FIVE, PICK UP SIX"; 87. FOUR ROSE BLOSSOMS; 88. CARDPLAYER (THE SMITH OUTWITS THE DEVIL); 4. Keys; 89. CINDERELLA 1: THE THREE PRINCESSES ANDANDRIAMOHAMONA; 90. CINDERELLA 2: THE STORY OF DONKEY-SKIN.

Abstract:

The culture of Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, and the Comoros is a blend of traditions that have been brought from Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Middle East. This work features folktales from these islands that reflect their cultural diversity and gives an opportunity to see the fluidity of traditions and process of creolization.

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