Introduction to African Oral Literature and Performance

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Africa World Press, 2005 - 256 pages
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This book brings together in one volume two earlier books by the authors, now revised to meet the callenges of 21st century scholarship in African performance and cultural studies. Topics covered range from sources of oral traditions, the relevance of cosmology to oral performance, myths and legends, occupational and heroic poetry to name but a few. The central theme is performance and the reader is provided with projects and exercises intended to keep them involved in research and performance experience.
 

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Table des matières

Fieldwork Practice and Research Meth
31
odology in Oral Literature Performance
47
Legends
65
Proverbs
85
Stylistics and the Performance of Oral
101
ORAL POETRY PERFORMANCE
121
Incantatory Poetry
147
Salutation or Praise Poetry
165
Funeral Poetry
183
Occupational and Heroic Poetry
199
Topical Lullaby and Occasional
215
CONCLUSION
241
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Bayo Ogunijimi, Ph.D., deceased in 1996, was Professor of African Oral Literature and English at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His critical essays have appeared in journals around the world.

Abdul-Rasheed Na' Allah, Ph.D., has taught African performance, African and African Diaspora literature, folklore and comparative poetics in Nigeria, Canada and the United States. Among his books are Ogoni's Agonies, Almajiri; and The People's Poet: Emerging Perspectives on Niyi Osundare.

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