TITLE

The Act of Storytelling and Gender Dynamics in "Kaweshawa": A Study of the Watunna, the Makiritare Creation Myth

AUTHOR(S)
Bucher, Heatherly Brooke
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures & Cul;2001, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the gender dynamics in the storytelling practices of Makiritare Indians. Storytelling among Makiritare took the forms of the sacred and secular Watunna. Included in the latter form is the tale of Kaweshawa wherein both male and female tellers deal with the intertextual subversion of author and listener. Specifically, the tale indicates the continual subversion of male power by the female teller.
ACCESSION #
19348887

 

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