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African American Folktales

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar will discuss their book, The Annotated African American Folktales. The illustrated book celebrates nearly 170 stories across several continents and is a kaleidoscopic study of the African American folklore tradition. It presents fairy tales from Africa, trickster tales, ballads of heroes, rarely seen stories and those thought to be lost, black origin stories, and Caribbean and Latin American folktales Joining professors Gates and Tatar in conversation will be journalist and author A’Lelia Bundles. A book signing will follow the program.



Maria Tatar and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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