How to Read a Folktale: The Ibonia Epic from Madagascar by Lee Haring
English | Oct. 8, 2013 | ISBN: 1909254053 | 166 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an evil adversary and, after a series of tests and duels, he and his lover are joyfully united with a marriage that affirms the royal lineage. These fairytale elements link Ibonia with European folktales, but the tale is still very much a product of Madagascar.