Kamala

Kamala

Feminist Folktales From Around the World

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In this second volume of reissued classic folktales, a Punjabi woman outwits seven ruthless thieves, an Incan girl restores harmony to the empire, and a mischievous Norwegian lass thwarts her entitled landowner. Spanning several centuries and continents, the stories in Kamala recall how it's the dazzling courage, cleverness, and power of women that hold our world together.

Ethel Johnston Phelps (1914-1984) held a master's degree in Medieval Literature, co-edited a Ricardian journal, and published several articles on fifteenth-century subjects. She compiled two anthologies of feminist folk tales from around the world, Tatterhood and The Maid of the North .

Publisher: New York, NY : FP, Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2016.
Edition: First Feminist Press edition.
ISBN: 9781558619401
1558619402
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 PHELPS E v. 2
Characteristics: xxix, 154 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Boynton, Suki - Illustrator
Schatz, Kate

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Volume 2 in the Feminist Folktales Series, Kamala highlights lesser-known folktales that are as memorable, clever, and fun as any you've heard before. I particularly enjoyed "The Legend of Knockmany," "Kupti and Imani," and "The Lute Player."

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LPL_MattS Apr 11, 2018

Like the other volumes in this great series, Kamala highlights lesser-known folktales that are as memorable, clever, and fun as any you've heard before. In fact, some of the smartest folktales I've encountered have been through these books. I particularly enjoyed "The Legend of Knockmany,&qu... Read More »


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LPL_MattS Apr 11, 2018

Like the other volumes in this great series, Kamala highlights lesser-known folktales that are as memorable, clever, and fun as any you've heard before. In fact, some of the smartest folktales I've encountered have been through these books. I particularly enjoyed "The Legend of Knockmany," "Kupti and Imani," and "The Lute Player." And if you enjoyed Kamala, check out the other three volumes in the Feminist Folklore series, Tatterhood, Sea Girl, and The Hunter Maiden.

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