Oral Literature in Africa

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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,

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xlv, 568 p. : ill.

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Finnegan, Ruth H. 2012.

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    Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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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,

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xlv, 568 p. : ill.

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Finnegan, Ruth H. Oral Literature in Africa, book, 2012; Cambridge, United Kingdom. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123529/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .