Book Cover Image of Brer Rabbit Retold by Arthur R. Flowers

Brer Rabbit Retold
by Arthur R. Flowers

Publication Date: Sep 19, 2017
List Price: $29.95
Format: Hardcover, 72 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
ISBN13: 9789383145461
Imprint: Tara Books
Publisher: Tara Books
Parent Company: Tara Books
Borrow from Library

Hardcover Description:

The Brer Rabbit stories were originally oral tales told by slaves from the American South. In this powerful rendering for children and adults, writer and griot Arthur Flowers re-tells them as wisdom tales for a contemporary audience, bringing them back to us as one of the sturdy roots of African-American literature.
This version also straddles storytelling forms connecting the spoken and written word in surprising ways. The text is heir to the original oral stories, exquisitely illustrated by Jagdish Chitara, a ritual textile painter from Gujarat. Arthur Flowers then takes his stories back into the realm of the oral, with a musical spoken word performance in collaboration with a group of young Indian musicians.
Printed and bound by hand, this limited edition artists’ book includes a music album and short film. This genre defying cross-media project pushes the boundaries of narrative art to a new level of accomplishment.

With music cd and download code.

book cover Brer Rabbit Retold by Arthur R. FlowersBooks similiar to Brer Rabbit Retold may be found in the categories below: