Tales as old as time, retold with utmost grace.
From the storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history since the time of slavery, comes the treasury of Black America’s folklore.
Set intimately within the social context of Black life, the stories, “big old lies,” songs, voodoo customs, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humour and wisdom that is the unique heritage of Black Americans.