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The Trickster in West Africa

A Study of Mythic Irony and Sacred Delight

Robert D. Pelton (Author)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 324 pages
ISBN: 9780520067912
September 1989
$31.95, £23.95
The trickster appears in the myths and folktales of nearly every traditional society. Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, and laughter; cosmic process and personal history; divination and social change.
Robert D. Pelton is a Roman Catholic priest, a member of Madonna House Apostolate.

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