Children of Yayoute: Folk Tales of Haiti

Children of Yayoute Folk Tales of Haiti A collection of Haitian folktales featuring magical human and animal characters from tricksters and buffoons to dancing dolls and talking fish

  • Title: Children of Yayoute: Folk Tales of Haiti
  • Author: François Turenne Des Pres
  • ISBN: 9780876637913
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of Haitian folktales featuring magical human and animal characters, from tricksters and buffoons to dancing dolls and talking fish.

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    1. This book is a historical treat from the late Haitian artist and writer, François Turenne des Près (1907-1990), who is considered one of Haiti’s greatest painters. After his death in 1990, his son, Josquin des Près, uncovered his father’s collection of Haitian folktales and decided to compile the materials into a collection of stories for children. He complemented the stories with paintings of everyday Haitian life which his father had produced throughout his lifetime. According to a revi [...]

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