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The Master of the Forge: A West African Odyssey

Courlander, Harold

Published by Crown Publishers, Inc. (1985)

ISBN 10: 0517558076 ISBN 13: 9780517558072

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Item Description: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. 210 pp. "This is a highly unusual novel: written by an American, it is set in the Sudan of several hundred years ago, interspersed with numerous verses sung by djeli (bard-historians), but unified by a central theme of the eternal struggle between providential fate and random chance. The hero, Numekeba, a blacksmith turned quester, undergoes varied adventures, including a descent into the land of the dead and metamorphosis into a dog. The book should be appreciated by younger readers, who will enjoy Numekeba's valiant exploits and the repeated appearances of the wizard Etchuba, Owner of the Red Powder, but it will also appeal to adults. Courlander's vivid imagination and careful control of his exotic material make this ``created epic'' a rich and intriguing work.". Bookseller Inventory # 1517305

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Negro Folk Music U.S.A.

Courlander, Harold

Published by Columbia University Press (1966)

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Item Description: Columbia University Press, 1966. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 324 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, moderate wear and discoloring; good book. Third printing. The dj is yellowed and creased; wrapped; taped to boards. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Music, Opera, Ballet, Dance; Inventory No: 078029. Bookseller Inventory # 078029

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The Hat-Shakings Dance and Other Tales from the Gold Coast

Harold Courlander

Published by Harcourt,Brace and Co., N.Y. (1957)

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Item Description: Harcourt,Brace and Co., N.Y., 1957. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Enrico Arno (illustrator). First Edition. Covers in fine condition.Looks new.Pages in very good condition.Usual lib. markings.Very clean and tight book.Good color on covers.Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000046

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The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories

Courlander, Harold and Herzog, George

Published by Holt Rinehart Winston (1967)

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Item Description: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 143 pages; 9th printing. Ex-library with typical marks, pages yellowed; good sound book. The dj has some wear and discoloring, clipped; wrapped; glued inside covers. Includes The Cowtail Switch; Kaddo's Wall; Talk; The One You Don't See Coming; Kassa the Strong One; Anansi's Fishing Expedition; Younde Goes to Town; The Singing Tortoise; Time; The Messenger to Maftam; Guinea Fowl and Rabbit Get Justice; Anansi and Nothing Go Hunting for Wives; How Soko Brought Debt to Ashanti; Hungry Spider and the Turtle; Throw Mountains; Ansige Karamba the Glutton; Don't Shake Hands with Everybody. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Africa; Inventory No: 095294. Bookseller Inventory # 095294

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People of the Short Blue Corn: Tales and Legends of the Hopi Indians

Courlander, Harold

Published by Henry Holt & Co (1996)

ISBN 10: 0805035117 ISBN 13: 9780805035117

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Item Description: Henry Holt & Co, 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 8vo. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p., as NEW copy NO marks Topics Arizona; Fairy Tales & Folklore; Folklore; Folklore & Mythology; General; Hopi Indians; Indians of North America; Juvenile Fiction; Social Science; Tales. Bookseller Inventory # Hopi1005

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Item Description: Crown Publishers, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Arno, Enrico (illustrator). 618 pages, a few b/w photos. Ex-library with typical marks, light discoloring and wear; sound copy of thick book. The dj has some fading and creasing; cut on back; wrapped; taped to book. Illustrator: Arno, Enrico. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: African American; Inventory No: 097860. Bookseller Inventory # 097860

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THE COW-TAIL SWITCH: AND OTHER WEST AFRICAN STORIES

Courlander, Harold and George Herzog [illustrated with drawings by Madye Lee Chastain]

Published by Troll Associates [Henry Holt] [1986], [New York] (1986)

ISBN 10: 0805002987 ISBN 13: 9780805002980

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Item Description: Troll Associates [Henry Holt] [1986], [New York], 1986. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus. First edition thus. A Newbery Medal Honor Book. 143 pages including a glossary and pronunciation guide. VG+ or better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 32425

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NEGRO FOLK MUSIC, U.S.A.

Courlander, Harold

Published by Columbia University Press, NY (1964)

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Item Description: Columbia University Press, NY, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second printing. pp: x, 324; some blue underlining in text. 9.25" x 5.75" Contains words and music to 43 songs; also, discographies and commentary on blues, worksongs, spirituals, cries, dances, &c. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS001432I

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The Fourth World of the Hopis The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians As Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions

Courlander, Harold

Published by Univ of New Mexico Pr, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1987)

ISBN 10: 0826310117 ISBN 13: 9780826310118

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Item Description: Univ of New Mexico Pr, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1987. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Native American History. Here the noted folklorist brings together traditional accounts of epic events and adventures in the life of Hopi clans and villages, from legendary to historical times. . . A very nice, clean and unmarked copy. 239 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 0000441

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The Master of the Forge

Courlander, Harold

Published by Crown (1983)

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Item Description: Crown, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near FINE. A Near FINE+ tight copy in a FINE bright dj. , 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 019600

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The Fourth World of the Hopis The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions

Courlander, Harold

Published by Crown Publishers (1972)

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Item Description: Crown Publishers, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition; Second Printing. 0.5 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 239 pages. Bookseller Inventory # Cou10011

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The Son of the Leopard

Courlander, Harold

Published by Crown, New York (1974)

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Item Description: Crown, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Second. ISBN: 0-517-511916. Original tale inspired by North African folklore. Rocco Negri woodcuts. fine, nf dj, siena bds. Clean, tight. NOT ex-library 55 pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 036355

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RIDE WITH THE SUN

COURLANDER,HAROLD

Published by McGraw-Hill Book, N.Y. (1955)

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Item Description: McGraw-Hill Book, N.Y., 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. "An anthology of folk tales and stories from the United Nations"12 th printing.Ex-Library Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 066327

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RICHMOND.

Courlander, Kathleen.

Published by Batsford (1953)

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Item Description: Batsford, 1953. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st edition. Dust jacket is in removable protective plastic wrapper. Ink inscription on front endpaper. Not price clipped. Binding firm. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000322666

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Kantchill's Lime Pit

Courlander, Harold

Published by Harcourt Brace & Cmpany, New York (1950)

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Item Description: Harcourt Brace & Cmpany, New York, 1950. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. tight heavy orange pictorial binding solid copy ex-church library. Bookseller Inventory # 016849

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The Fourth World of the Hopis

Courlander, Harold

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Item Description: Crown Pub., New York, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Enrico Arno (decorations) (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First printing. Yellow cloth with red titling. 239 pages. Notes, Glossary. Pronunciation Guide. ~ Book is clean, tight, no interior markings, light foxing on top of text block only. Dust jacket has light wear at head/heel of spine and a light water mark at heel of spine. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ "The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians as Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions." Courlander, an authority on the oral literature of tribal cultures, visited the Hopis and gathered their oral wisdom, legends, myths and recollections, which he argues is more revealing of the values and motivations of the people than are archeological finds. He recounts these narrations here and discusses the underlying reasons for the migration of the ancient Hopis, which was both to find a locale not only suitable to sustain them, but equally important, to allow them to live in spiritual harmony with nature. He explains "the Hopi Way," which includes concepts such as prophecy and fulfillment, continuity, moral values, and the close relationship and natural balance between and among men and nature. Bookseller Inventory # 001451

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The Fourth World of the Hopis

COURLANDER, Harold

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Item Description: Crown Publishers, New York, 1971. Hardcover. First edition. Decorations by Enrico Arno. Quarto. 239pp. Near fine or better with bumped corner in near fine dustwrapper a touch sunned on the spine and a few scrapes to the rear wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 356688

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The Master Of The Forge: A West African Odyssey

Courlander Harold

Published by Marlowe And Co, New York (1996)

ISBN 10: 1569247897 ISBN 13: 9781569247891

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Item Description: Marlowe And Co, New York, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Reprint. 210 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The master of the Forge tells the tale of Numukeba, a blacksmith from the village of Naraduga, who abandons his forge to seek honor and nobility as a soldier of fortune. Bookseller Inventory # 024889

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Mightier Than the Sword

Courlander, A[lphonse]

Published by T. Nelson & Sons, London (1916)

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Item Description: T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1916. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. NELSONS LIBRARY PLATE FRONTISPIECE, Very good red cloth. Some wear, fading, previous owner name inside, tanning to endpapers. [n.d., 1916], 16mo, 383pp. [1], Date from OCLC. "Alphonse Courlander was of Russian extraction but born in London on 11 April 1881, the son of Louis Courlander (1849-1931) and his wife Gertrude (nee Hart, 1851-1913) who had married in Kensington in 1874. Louis was born in Libau (now Liepaja, Latvia) and made his living as a jeweler and optician. Alphonse was the fourth of six children and lived for some time in the land of the Great White Czar -- "the land of music and the new literature." He was to become a correspondent for the Daily Express and covered "the whole gamut of the special correspondent's experience," ranging from covering the Socialist Congress at Copenhagen to war correspondence during the Balkan Wars. Courlander was the FIRST war correspondent to get into Scutari after the Turks surrendered the city to the Montenegrins in April 1913." Steve Holland. Bookseller Inventory # 009478

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THE BORDEAUX NARRATIVE.

Courlander, Harold

Published by Albuquerque NM. 1990. Univ. Of New Mexico Press. (1990)

ISBN 10: 0826309151 ISBN 13: 9780826309150

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Item Description: Albuquerque NM. 1990. Univ. Of New Mexico Press., 1990. red cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. very fine cond. mint cond. looks brand new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~first edition so stated. first printing (nap). ix+192p. glossary. fiction. novels. voodoo. folklore. mythology. religion. spiritism.~ "I will tell everything just the way it happened. Believe or do not believe, I cannot help it. There is more to the world, visible and invisble, than I every imagined. We know that the voudouns are here, or in Guinee, or under the water even if we are not aware of them until they come into a person's head. And we know that the ancestors reside somewhere even if they do not often speak to us. Bondieu, the sky god, who is greater than all things in the world, is invisible but is he not there all the time ? You cannot see a baka unless he wishes to be seen, and a lougaro looks like an ordinary person until he goes out at night to do whatever evil thing is in his mind. Most of the world is not seen at all except when it wants to be seen. We cannot be certain about anything. This is what I learned on my journey while searching for my brother." In the Bordeaux Narrative a distingusied novelist and scholar of oral traditions brings to life in fictional form the frequently terrifying (and sometimes reassuring ) supernatural world of the back~country peasants of Haiti. The story is set in the nineteenth century. It tells of Dosu Bordeaux's quest to find his brother, who has been captured, reduced to a zombie~like state, and put to work as a slave on a remote mountain plantation.The narrative brings into play the voudouns (dieties or spirits of traditional Afro~Haitian religous belief), the need for constant placation of the vodouns, trances in which the dieties enter the heads of their devotees, and the transference of human souls or spirits form one person to another. In addition to these phenomena of religious belief, there are endless kinds of secular supernatural forces to contend with ~ bakas (demons of different forms), bizangos (supernatural beings in the form of wild dogs that prey on humans), and ouangas (destructiove magic). This marvelous tale will captivate any reader and give a sense of the Haitian peasant's perpetual concern about the world that surrounds him. It will also be of special interest to students of comparative religion, anthropology and folklore. Bookseller Inventory # 4161102

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Big Falling Snow [SIGNED]

Yava, Albert & Courlander, Harold

Published by Crown Publishing Group, Incorporated, New York (1978)

ISBN 10: 0517532441 ISBN 13: 9780517532447

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Item Description: Crown Publishing Group, Incorporated, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good in Good dust jacket. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 177 pp, 9 1/4" x 6 1/4", copy is in excellent condition with light foxing on top edge, INSCRIBED by Harold Courlander to noted Labor and Protest singer Joe Glazer, includes bw photo section. This is the story of the Hopi Indians of Northern Arizona and the Tewas who joined them in the early eighteenth century to help defend against marauding tribes. Bookseller Inventory # 017407

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Ride with the Sun: an anthology of folk tales and stories from theUnited Nations

Courlander, Harold, editor

Published by Whittlesey House, New York (1955)

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Item Description: Whittlesey House, New York, 1955. hard. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Included. 5th ptg. Bold name in child's hand front endpaper. Stories from Afghanistan,Iraq, India, New Zealand, Liberia, Norway, more Roger Duvoisin artwork. very good+, good+ lightly worn dj, blue cloth, NOT ex-library 296 pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 017294

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Chevauchée avec le soleil

Courlander Harold

Published by Gp (1957)

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Item Description: Gp, 1957. in8. 270pp. Bon Etat, jaquette rhodoïd, nombreuses taches rousseurs tranche dessus, Bookseller Inventory # 193613

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THE HEART OF THE NGONI: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu.

Courlander, Harold and Sako, Ousmane

Published by New York: Crown, (1982.) (1982)

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Item Description: New York: Crown, (1982.), 1982. HC 1st ed - First printing. First English language collection of heroic narratives taken from the oral tradition of the Bambara, founders of the 17th century kingdom of Segu along the Upper Niger River in West Africa. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 47244

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Item Description: Smithmark, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Enrico Arno (illustrator). First Printing. Full orange cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W drawings and fourteen pages of B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Unclipped dust jacket shows only light shelf wear, else fine. FINE/NEAR FINE. B&W Illustrations and Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xx, (i), 618 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14442

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THE COW-TAIL SWITCH and other WEST AFRICAN STORIES

Courlander, Harold

Published by NY Holt, Rhinehart & Winston 1965. (1965)

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Item Description: NY Holt, Rhinehart & Winston 1965., 1965. Hard Cover. 7th Printing. Fine in a very good, clipped dj. In Holt library binding, NOT a library discard. Illustrated by Mayde Lee Chastain. Newbery Honor book, no award medal on dj. Bookseller Inventory # 09364

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The Bordeaux Narrative

Harold Courlander

Published by University of New Mexico Press, Mexico (1990)

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Item Description: University of New Mexico Press, Mexico, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 192pages Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; History. ISBN: 0826309151. ISBN/EAN: 9780826309150. Inventory No: 112387. Bookseller Inventory # 112387

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EL AFRICANO

Courlander. Harold

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Item Description: 0. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Aceptable. EN ENVIOS CONTRA-REEMBOLSO CONSULTAR CONDICIONES DE ENVÍO. (illustrator). Traducción de Victoria Mir. Barcelona. Edit. Argos Vergara. 1979. 1ª edic. 20x13 cm. 317 págs. # literatura G. Libro. Bookseller Inventory # 1024850

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The Master of The Forge: A West African Odyssey

Harold Courlander

Published by Marlowe & Company, New York, USA. (1996)

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Item Description: Marlowe & Company, New York, USA., 1996. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Excellent. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 210 pages. Foxing to the outer edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1569247897. ISBN/EAN: 9781569247891. Inventory No: 044823. Bookseller Inventory # 044823

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The Heart Of The Ngoni

Courlander, Harold & Ousmane, Sako’

Published by Crown (1982)

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Item Description: Crown, 1982. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. ‘New York. 1982. Crown. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 178 pages. hardcover. 051754637x. Jacket design by Trudi Gershenov. keywords: Mythology Africa. inventory # 2243. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is the first English language collection of heroic narratives taken from the oral tradition of the Bambara, one of the most important tribes in Western Africa and the founders of the Segu, a group of city-states that existed in the seventeenth century along the Upper Niger river. Harold Courlander (September 18, 1908 - March 15, 1996) was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, an expert in the study of Haitian life. The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American (U.S.), and American Indian cultures. He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and Afro-American cultural connections with Africa. Courlander was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of noted American painter, David Courlander of Detroit, Michigan. Courlander received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan in 1931. At the University of Michigan, he received three Avery Hopwood Awards (one in drama and two in literary criticism). He attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He spent time in the 1930s on a farm in Romeo, Michigan. There, he built a one-room log cabin in the woods where he would spend much of his time writing. With the prize money from the Hopwood Awards, Courlander took his first field trip to Haiti, inspired by the writings of William Buehler Seabrook. In 1939, he published his first book about Haitian life entitled HAITI SINGING. Over the next 30 years, he traveled to Haiti more than 20 times. His research focused on religious practices, African retentions, oral traditions, folklore, music, and dance. His book, THE DRUM AND THE HOE: LIFE AND LORE OF THE HAITIAN PEOPLE, published in 1960, became a classic text for the study of Haitian culture. Courlander also took numerous field trips to the southern United States, recording folk music in the 1940s and 1950s. From 1947–1960, he served as a general editor of Ethnic Folkways Library (he actually devised the label name) and recorded more than 30 albums of music from different cultures (e.g., the cultures of Indonesia, Ethiopia, West Africa, Haiti, and Cuba). In 1950, he also did field recordings in Alabama later transcribed by John Benson Brooks. In the 1960s, Courlander began a series of field trips to the American Southwest to study the oral literature and culture of the Hopi Indians. His collection of folk tales, PEOPLE OF THE SHORT BLUE CORN: TALES AND LEGENDS OF THE HOPI INDIANS, was issued in 1970 and was quickly recognized as an indispensable work in the study of oral literature. From 1942-43, during World War II, Harold Courlander served as a historian for the Air Transport Command for the Douglas Aircraft Project 19 in Gura, Eritrea. Courlander then worked as a writer and editor for the Office of War Information in New York and Bombay, India, from 1943-46. From 1946 until 1956, he worked as a news writer and news analyst for the Voice of America in New York City. He was an information specialist and speech writer for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 1956–1957. He was a writer and editor for The United Nations Review from 1957–1960. From 1960 until 1974, Courlander was African specialist, Caribbean specialist, feature writer, and senior news analyst for the Voice of America in Washington, D.C. Always sympathetic to the plight of animals, Courlander, in his later years would write with his rescued, mixed German Shepherd dog, Sandy, at his side. Even in the 1990s, Courlander still used the same Royal typewriter he had purchased in the 1940s. Courlander never learned typing as they teach it in school and always typed his manuscripts using two fingers. Courlander wrote seven novels, his most famous being THE AFRICAN, Bookseller Inventory # 2243

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