Brer Rabbit


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Brer Rabbit

clever trickster. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In his introduction to When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote, a collection of essays examining African-Native American mergings in history and literary traditions, Jonathan Brennan asserts that in the North Carolina Lumbee community, "free or indentured Natives intermarried with free or indentured African Americans" (10), a mixing Humphreys's novel incorporates in the domestic relationship of escaped slave (and Lowrie Gang member) George Applewhite, and a Lumbee woman.
Another early role saw him dressed as Brer Fox in a production of Brer Rabbit, which also starred a young Benjamin Whitrow who had made his professional debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1959.
Yvette Cathers, State College, Pennsylvania, found a brownie recipe about 30 years ago on the label of Brer Rabbit Molasses.
Paulette Richards, in "Fanon as Reader of African American Folklore," provides a similar juxtaposition between Fanon and the symbolism in the African American folk hero, Brer Rabbit. She utilizes this as a trope that captures Fanon's identification with the African American struggle for freedom.
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Brer Rabbit (9.10 Wolverhampton) The Barry Hills-trained filly has been too high in the ratings since winning over this course in March, but handicapper has relented of late and she is now back to within 2lb of that winning mark.
B' Rabby, called Brer Rabbit in Black American communities (where he also thrived), is a "cunning" and "tricky" figure who "is the archetypal hero-trickster character" (Kulii & Kulii 46).
Via the major character types culled from the lore used in Invisible Man, such as the witty Brer Rabbit, Brer Dog and the preacher and his sermons, have their base in African culture, Ellison is illustrating that an artistic continuum of art forms in the New World which have their base in exponent and custodian of Black culture analogous to the griot in African societies.
I turn to jelly just looking at roller-coasters but Joe and I went on Splash Mountain and our nervous giggles were drowned out by the spraying water as we plunged five storeys to Brer Rabbit's Laughin' Place.
The collection includes versions of the stories of Casey Jones, Brer Rabbit, Rip Van Winkle, and Johnny Appleseed.
Interestingly, the rabbit's witticism is reminiscent of Brer Rabbit, an African-American folktale character popularized by the Uncle Remus stories of Joel Chandler Harris.
Using his wit and wile against his stronger opponents, Brer Wolf and Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit outwitted them most of the time.