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How to Read a Folktale

The Ibonia Epic from Madagascar

Lee Haring (éd.)

How to Read a FoIktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an evil adversary and, after a séries of tests and duels, he and his lover are joyfully united with a marriage that affirms the royal lineage. These fairytale elements link Ibonia with European folktales, but the taie is still very much a product of Madagascar. It contains African-style pr...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : World Oral Literature Series | 4
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2013
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 mai 2015
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781909254053
  • EAN électronique : 9782821854109
  • Nombre de pages : x-153 p.

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