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Author McElroy, Colleen J.

Title Over the lip of the world : among the storytellers of Madagascar / Colleen J. McElroy
Published Seattle, Wa. : University of Washington Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 216 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents The Tapestry of Languages in Translation -- And All the Towns Between -- How Stories Came to Be: Three Views -- "Origins of Myths," Alphonse Raharison -- "Tapasiry--Tales from the South," Aurelien de Moussa Behavira -- "The Oral Tradition," Ernest Rakotosalama -- Under Southern Skies: Memoirs of Toliara -- "Papango Fito Loha: Seven-headed Hawk" -- "Just Head" -- "Babaky--Squash Boy" -- Traffic in Salt Country -- "The Three Brothers" -- "Two Girls and the Old Woman" -- "Rafaravavy and Randrianoro" -- Spirits of Water, Spirits of Lakes -- "The Legend of Tritriva" -- "Rafara--Girl of the Waters" -- Rock, Paper, Scissors -- "Raharinora and Randriantsara" -- "Faralahy Mahery: Strong Youngest Son" -- "Ravolamamba and Tsaramiamby" -- People of the Highlands; People of the Long Valleys; People of the Thorns -- "It Was There But Goes By Quickly" (hiragasy) -- "Moonlight," / Mme. Madeline -- "Water: The Source of Life," / Mme. Madeline -- "The Way to Say Farewell," / M. Ernest -- "Each Day Now Breaks," / M. Rado -- "Afrika!" / M. Rado -- "Maliciousness," / M. Rado -- "Nostalgia," / M. Rado -- Turning the Bones -- "Andriananahary (Zanahary) sy Andriantompo: The Lord Who Creates and the Lord Who Owns" -- The Light Still Shines Tomorrow -- "The Rite of Bathing the King" -- "Jadan'Ikoto" -- "Jaotombo, the Fisherman" -- Only the Sea Beyond -- "Betombokoantsoro: The Monster."
Notes "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mythology, Malagasy.
Oral tradition -- Madagascar.
Storytelling -- Madagascar.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295997648 (electronic bk.)
9780295997643 (electronic bk.)