• Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books
  • Odeen Ishmael’s Published Books

Guyana Legends

Nansi Stories From The Caribbean



Guyana Legends

Some of these folk stories have varying versions among the nine different language groups—or tribes—that comprise the Amerindian population of Guyana. Such a difference is illustrated in this book which presents two different tales of how fire was acquired and various versions of the legend of two immortal folk heroes, the bothers Makonaima and Pia.

In Guyana Legends, this collection of Amerindian legends was compiled over a lengthy period of many years during which the author listened to and collected versions of these tales from elderly Amerindians in various regions of Guyana, and more recently from Amerindian residents of the Delta Amacuro region of Venezuela, on the frontier with Guyana.




    

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