Why the Owls don’t sleep at Night

Summary

A short story about why owls are nocturnal and a bonus episode I really felt that I wanted to share with you. 

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The Owl Women

Summary

The Owl Women is a tale about how and why we have owls. What happens to those people that are just mean and rude to others. willing to talk bad about family and friends as soon as they turn their backs. The same people that wouldn’t bother to help someone that was starving although they have a feast waiting for them in the kitchen.  I believe it is a tale about why we have what is known to be True Owls, you know the ones that look like they have horns on their heads. This story is known as a Pourqui (why ) Story and is originally told as a chantefable in the so called slave dialect of the American south.  

Virginia Hamilton, 1995 Her Stories; African American Folktales

       Blue Sky Press New York, NY. 

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Why Woman Got the Power

Summary

Why Woman Got the Power is a mythological tale based in the American South. It is a variation of the Adam and Eve story complete with god, the devil and his slyness. This story takes you on a journey about how man and woman started of on equal footing and for the to change because of one persons thirst for power and control.  You will see the what happens when one person thinks they can control the other and how it is rectified through cunning and intellect. What people believe about the Adam and Eve story my soon change in this tale.

Aswell, James R., et al. God Bless the Devil: Liars’ Bench Tales . Tennessee Writers’ Project

       Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1940

Hamilton, Virginia. 1995. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

        The Blue Sky Press, New York, N.Y.

Hurston, Zora Neale, 2001. Every Tongue Got to Confess.  Harper Collins Publishing, New York, N.Y.

Abrahams, Roger D., 1985. African American Folktales. Pantheon Books, New York, N.Y. 

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Welcome to the Afro Tales Podcast

Summary

This is my Introduction to the world  and to those that love folklore, tales, myths and legends. I will share about the things I love and why I have created this podcast. I thank you for taking the time to listen to my inaugural show. There will be many more to follow. 

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