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Oldest Brother's Story: Tales of the Pwo Karen

Oldest Brother's Story: Tales of the Pwo Karen

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ISBN: 9747100916 / Publisher: Silkworm Books, January 2000

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Herein are stories of the Pwo Karen, a northern Thai and Burmese hill people sharing similarities with the better-known Hmong and Yao. Collected in the late sixties from the village of Dong Luang, most of the stories were told in the evening firelight by Grandfather Pai, a master storyteller, and were then recorded and translated by Hinton. Some of these tales of giants and witches, tigers and pythons, orphans and overlords are wonderfully strange. In one story, a polite and poor village orphan wins his way into the hearts of man-eating giants and receives a basket filled with silver. Attempting to duplicate the orphan's success, a rude witch ends up with the giants' other basket, the one full of pubic hair. Illustrated with large b&w photos of the Pwo Karen. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( Read More
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