A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Friday, September 9, 2011
Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox
In the late 1960s, Collins asked Jane Shaw to retell the old Brer Rabbit folk tales. She undertook the project and the book was published in 1969. She often phoned the American consulate in Johannesburg for advice on the dialect. The tales also get a mention in Venture to South Africa, with one of the boys telling Dizzy and Alison of his enthusiasm for the stories.