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Title: Oral literature in Africa
Contributors: Finnegan, Rith
Keywords: Folk literature, African--History and criticism
Oral tradition--Africa
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Open Book Publishers CIC Ltd.
Place of Publication: Cambridge, UK
Description: Digital edition of the 1970 book (Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198151314) of the same name. Chapter titles: The "oral" nature of African unwritten literature -- The perception of African oral literature -- The social, linguistic, and literary background -- Poetry and patronage -- Panegyric -- Elegiac poetry -- Religious poetry -- Special purpose poetry: war, hunting, and work -- Lyric -- Topical and political songs -- Children's songs and rhymes -- Prose narratives I: problems and theories -- Prose narratives II: content and form -- Proverbs -- Riddles -- Oratory, formal speaking, and other stylized forms -- Drum language and literature -- Drama
ISBN: 978–1-906924–72-0
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