Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club (Paperback)
  • Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club (Paperback)
zoom

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club (Paperback)

(author), (illustrator)
£33.95
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 30/05/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years.
Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as ""he or she is lying."" The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or ""teachings,"" which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469629988
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Unravels the intricacies of Cherokee storytelling...through multilayered narratives from Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge keepers.--Debashree Dattaray in Journal of Folklore Research


An important document for generations to come. It should be an integral part of any Cherokee reader's collection as well as that of anyone interested in oral traditions and fine storytelling in general.--Roy Boney Jr., Indian Country Today


A masterwork. [This book] will be read, studied, and quoted fifty years from now. . . . It is that significant.--Studies in American Indian Literatures


This important collection is a valuable resource for keeping ancient traditions alive now and in the future.--Booklist


Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club is a book that will be read, studied, and quoted fifty years from now.--Sail


Teuton's book is as close as some will ever get to hearing the old stories, the old ways. . . . Recommended. All levels/libraries.--Choice


Though Teuton is still a relatively young scholar, he has in this produced a masterwork. Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club is a book that that will be read, studied, and quoted fifty years from now like the Kilpatricks' Friends of Thunder, or even more than a century hence like Mooney's Myths of the Cherokee. It is that significant.--Jace Weaver in Studies in American Indian Literature


The Liars' Club members' personal reflections and anecdotes about their own lives add dimension to the traditional stories of the ordinary and the wondrous.--Now & Then

You may also be interested in...

Maps of Meaning
Added to basket
The Tain
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Homer's Odyssey
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Scottish Folk Tales
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
Understand Greek Mythology
Added to basket
Irish Folk and Fairy Tales
Added to basket
Mythology
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Kent Folk Tales
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Treasury of Greek Mythology
Added to basket
Old Ways, Old Secrets
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.