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Title:The Yoruba and Afro-American trickster: a contextual comparison
Author:Badejo, D.L.
Year:1988
Periodical:Présence africaine
Issue:147
Pages:3-17
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
United States
Subjects:Yoruba
trickster tales
Abstract:This paper explores selected narratives of Esu and Ijapa, who represent the trickster's existence in Yoruba sacred and secular verbal arts, and of High John de Conquer, who represents the trickster's existence in Afro-American folklore and culture. It explores their content and context, their intentions and moves. It also presents some examples from the oral narrative. The paper shows that Esu, Ijapa and High John de Conquer display similarities as tricksters which are conditioned by different contextual frameworks. Bibliogr.
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