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There is not now available, nor has there ever been, a general and comprehensive introductory collection of the rich folklore of Jamaica. Yet, despite this widespread enthrallment with the better-known aspects of Jamaican folk life and culture, the fact remains that no extensive general collection of the vast range of Jamaican folklore has been assembled.
Dr. Dance spent six months in Jamaica from June through November 1978 researching and compiling stories and folklore for this book.
University of Tennessee Press
Jamaican folklore, Jamaican songs and stories, distinctive Jamaican speech
School of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Dance, Daryl Cumber. Folklore from Contemporary Jamaicans. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.