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An Evening in Guanima
A Treasury of Folktales from The Bahamas
by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas View publisher's profile page

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In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heroes, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the stuff of An Evening in Guanima.
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In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heroes, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the stuff of An Evening in Guanima. A collection of Bahamian folktales that will fascinate children with characters such as Bouki & Rabbi, Jack & B’er Debbil, and other characters, these tales are loaded wry metaphors and hilarious dialogue to keep readers entertained and immersed in island culture.
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About the author


Patricia Glinton-Meicholas received her Bachelor of Art degree (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of the West Indies (Mona) and a M Sc. ed. from University of Miami. She spent an aggregate of 17 years as a lecturer and administrator at The College of The Bahamas (now the University of The Bahamas). She is the VP of a leading Advertising/Marketing firm in The Bahamas; VP of Creative Nassau and co-hosts a weekly radio show on 102.9 FM Island Radio. She was the first recipient of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing. She has given lectures at the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre, Washington, D.C.; the Heritage and Leadership Symposium at City Hall, London (by invitation of the Mayor’s Office); “Narrating Caribbean Nation” at Leeds Municipal University, U.K.; “The Bahamas at 40”, the College of The Bahamas and the Keva Bethel Distinguished Lecture, the College of The Bahamas. Glinton-Meicholas’ essays on Bahamian art appear in the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. She contributed to Oxford University Press’ Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography and has written, directed and produced several historical documentaries. Her story, “The Gaulin Wife” is included in the Penguin anthology Under the Storyteller’s Spell. Her monograph on Bahamian folktales was published by the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre, Washington, DC., and her poetry has appeared in local and international literary journals.
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Book details

Genre:JUVENILE FICTION

Subgenre:Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Language:English

Pages:160

eBook ISBN:9789768140203


Overview


In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heroes, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the stuff of An Evening in Guanima.

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Description


In folk stories, magic drums, ghosts, obedient and disobedient children, heroes, tricksters and birds that assume human form hold sway in a world where poetic justice always brings about a satisfactory ending. This is the stuff of An Evening in Guanima. A collection of Bahamian folktales that will fascinate children with characters such as Bouki & Rabbi, Jack & B’er Debbil, and other characters, these tales are loaded wry metaphors and hilarious dialogue to keep readers entertained and immersed in island culture.

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About the author


Patricia Glinton-Meicholas received her Bachelor of Art degree (Hons) in French and Spanish from the University of the West Indies (Mona) and a M Sc. ed. from University of Miami. She spent an aggregate of 17 years as a lecturer and administrator at The College of The Bahamas (now the University of The Bahamas). She is the VP of a leading Advertising/Marketing firm in The Bahamas; VP of Creative Nassau and co-hosts a weekly radio show on 102.9 FM Island Radio. She was the first recipient of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing. She has given lectures at the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre, Washington, D.C.; the Heritage and Leadership Symposium at City Hall, London (by invitation of the Mayor’s Office); “Narrating Caribbean Nation” at Leeds Municipal University, U.K.; “The Bahamas at 40”, the College of The Bahamas and the Keva Bethel Distinguished Lecture, the College of The Bahamas. Glinton-Meicholas’ essays on Bahamian art appear in the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. She contributed to Oxford University Press’ Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography and has written, directed and produced several historical documentaries. Her story, “The Gaulin Wife” is included in the Penguin anthology Under the Storyteller’s Spell. Her monograph on Bahamian folktales was published by the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre, Washington, DC., and her poetry has appeared in local and international literary journals.
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