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In Marshall Island Legends and Stories, Daniel A. Kelin II preserves the qualities of oral storytelling in 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls. This lively collection includes something for everyone: origin stories tales of mejenkwaad and other demons, tricksters, disobedient children, wronged husbands, foolish suitors, and reunited families -In Marshall Island Legends and Stories, Daniel A. Kelin II preserves the qualities of oral storytelling in 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls. This lively collection includes something for everyone: origin stories tales of mejenkwaad and other demons, tricksters, disobedient children, wronged husbands, foolish suitors, and reunited families - all relaying the importance of traditional Marshallese values and customs....

Title : Marshall Islands Legend and Stories
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ISBN : 9781573061407
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Marshall Islands Legend and Stories Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-03-09 05:45

    Although I respect Kelin in his efforts to record these Marshallese stories, this book mostly falls flat for lack of context and explanation. A lot of the stories just don't really make sense to an American audience, but I'm sure if one knew more about Marshallese culture and customs then they would. I wish Kelin had spent a little more time expounding on that. A few underlying themes were hard to miss though - like the frequency of famine (that's just great) and the importance of being obedient. I didn't care for the illustrations. But I have a feeling that I'll appreciate this book a bit more in about a year's time. :)