Oral Literature in Africa (World Oral Literature)

Oral Literature in Africa (World Oral Literature)


Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was once first released in 1970, and because then has been largely praised as essentially the most vital books in its box. in accordance with years of fieldwork, the research lines the historical past of storytelling around the continent of Africa. This revised version makes Finnegan's ground-breaking learn on hand to the subsequent iteration of students. It features a new creation, extra photos and an up to date bibliography, in addition to its unique chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an summary of the social, linguistic and historic historical past of oral literature in Africa. This booklet is the 1st quantity on the planet Oral Literature sequence, an ongoing collaboration among OBP and international Oral Literature undertaking. A unfastened on-line archive of recordings and images that Finnegan made in the course of her fieldwork within the past due Nineteen Sixties is hosted through the area Oral Literature undertaking (http://www.oralliterature.org/collections/rfinnegan001.html) and will even be accessed from publisher's site.

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