Oral Literature in Africa

Description:

This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language” and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa.

This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s,

Creator(s): Finnegan, Ruth H.
Location(s): Africa
Creation Date: 2012
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
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General Collection
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Publisher Name: Open Book Publishers
Publisher Info: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/97
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2012
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Africa
Description:

This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language” and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa.

This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s,

Physical Description:

xlv, 568 p. : ill.

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Keyword(s): Social and cultural anthropology | Oral history | Africa
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Series Title: World Oral Literature Series
Added Title: World Oral Literature Series: Volume 1
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UNT Libraries
Collection:
General Collection
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Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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Access: Public
Holder: Finnegan, Ruth