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by Michael Jackson

Author: Michael Jackson
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1St Edition edition (November 22, 1982)
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Kuranko narratives are not mere fables that present ready-made moral conclusions. In this interpretive study of Kuranko storytelling, Michael Jackson shows that most Kuranko tales involve journeys between town (sué) and bush (fira). As such the moral customs (namui or bimba kan), laws (seriye or ton), and chiefly power (mansaye) associated with the town are momentarily placed in abeyance, and the wild ethos of the bush, associated with animals, shape-shifters, djinn and antinomian possibilities, comes into play.

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Home Jackson, Michael Allegories of the Wilderness: Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuranko. Michael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. His many books include Lifeworlds: Essays in Existential Anthropology; Between One and One Another; Road Markings: An Anthropologist in the Antipodes; and Things As They Are: New Directions in Phenomenological Anthropology (IUP, 1996).

Michael D. Jackson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School

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Jackson's recent books have explored diverse topics such as well-being in one of the . The Kuranko: Dimensions of Social Reality in a West African Society (1977)

Jackson's recent books have explored diverse topics such as well-being in one of the world's poorest societies (Life Within Limits), the relation between religious experience and limit situations (The Palm at the End of the Mind), the interplay between egocentric and sociocentric modes of being (Between One and One Another), and writing as a. technology for creating connections that transcend the limits of ordinary communication (The Other Shore). The Kuranko: Dimensions of Social Reality in a West African Society (1977). Wall: Poems 1976–1979 (1980). Allegories of the Wilderness: Ethics and Ambiguity in Kuranko Narratives (1982).

Poet and anthropologist Michael Jackson brings to this study of the folktales of the Kuranko people of Sierra Leone a sensitivity to the philosophical nuances of literature. 1. Introduction 2. Form and Play in Kuranko Fiction 3. During a Time of Great Hunger 4. Hare and Hyena 5. Prevented Transitions 6. Reciprocities 7. Men and Women 8. Co-Wives, Orphans, and Miraculous Interventions 9. Directions. Appendix Notes Glossary of Kuranko Words References List of Narratives Index.

... a model of judiciousness and integrative analysis... " ―Research in African Literatures

Poet and anthropologist Michael Jackson brings to this study of the folktales of the Kuranko people of Sierra Leone a sensitivity to the philosophical nuances of literature.