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Oral epics from Africa

vibrant voices from a vast continent

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epic literature, African

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-314) and index.

    Statementedited by John William Johnson, Thomas A. Hale, Stephen Belcher.
    SeriesAfrican epic series
    ContributionsJohnson, John William, 1942-, Hale, Thomas A., Belcher, Stephen Paterson, 1953-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .O72 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 331 p. :
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1007452M
    ISBN 100253332575, 0253211107
    LC Control Number96047367

    All paper used by Open Book Publishers is SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative), and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) Certified. Printed in the United Kingdom and United States by Lightning Source for Open Book Publishers Oral Literature in 4 8/28/12 PM. book in , controversy over the existence of the epic in Africa dominated African oral literary scholarship. The battle lines had been drawn by Ruth Finnegan in her Oral literature in Africa (Oxford, ), in which she had asserted that the epic did not exist in Africa, using the Homeric epics as the absolute yard- stick for defining the.

    Epic Traditions of Africa crosses boundaries of language, distance, and time to gather material from diverse African oral epic traditions. Stephen Belcher explores the rich past and poetic force of African epics and places them in historical and social, as well as artistic contexts. Good. Epic in Africa: Towards a Poetics of the Oral Performance-ExLibrary. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. % Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers.. Book5/5(1).

    Book Book Series. Frontmatter Pages I-IV. Get Access to Full Text. Contents. Pages V-VI. Get Access to Full Text. The textualization of South Slavic oral epic and its implications for oral-derived epic. Foley, John Miles Pages textualizing the epics of Africa for Western audiences. Johnson, John William Pages Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in , and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of : Ruth Finnegan.


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: Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent (African Epic) (): Johnson, John William, Hale, Thomas A., Belcher, Stephen: Books2/5(1). Oral Epics from Africa book. Read 2 reviews Oral epics from Africa book the world's largest community for readers. The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected an /5.

Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Unknown Binding. Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent African epic series /Thomas A. Hale and John W. Johnson éd African epic series: Author: John Johnson, Sir: Editors: John William Johnson, Thomas Albert Hale, Stephen Paterson Belcher, Stephen Belcher: Publisher: Indiana University Press, ISBN:Length 5/5(2).

Oral Epics from Africa. Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent. Oral epics from Africa book But it is only recently that scholars have turned their attention toward capturing the rich oral tradition that is still alive in Africa today.

These 25 selections introduce English-speaking readers to the extensive epic traditions in Africa.” Customer Reviews Comments. [Book] "Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent" by John William Johnson. No anthology of African oral poetry would be complete without some extracts from African epics.

Yet no epic can properly be represented by an extract. The epic is by far the most ambitious of literary forms. It attempts, through the form of a long story usually concerned with a single but very special hero, to give a complete account of existence.

In A Treasury of African Folklore, editor Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of lore, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, historical chronicles, and poetry from widespread regions of the African continent. Courlander, one of the leading specialists in African and Afro-American life, explores the unwritten literature of the Sudan, the West Coast, the.

His work is based on previously unpublished material from the Enanga epic tradition of the Bahaya of Tanzania, and material on the African epic, gathered from West, Central, Southern and Eastern Africa sinceand arises from the controversies about the occurrence of the epic in Africa from this time.

Get unlimited access to 40, of the best books, audiobooks, videos, & more for kids 12 and under. Try free for 30 days. The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature.

Oral art as literature. Africa possesses both written and unwritten traditions. The former are relatively well known—at any rate the recent writings in European languages (much work remains to be publicized on earlier Arabic and local written Author: Ruth Finnegan.

African Oral Epics: An Introduction Backgrounds for Sundjata & Keita: The Heritage of the Griot plus Web Sources: West African Cultures & Griots' Musical Instruments | A Spirit Song Honoring the Kora | Proverbs in Keita. Mande Peoples of Western Africa (crossing modern geo-political boundaries of Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, north Cote d’Ivoire, north.

Lightning Source for Open Book Publishers Oral Literature in 4 8/28/12 PM. To all my teachers The ‘oral’ nature of African unwritten literature 3 Free-lance and wandering poets.

Part-time poets. A note on ‘epic’. Oral Literature in 9 8/28/12 PM. x Oral Literature in Africa. Get this from a library. Oral epics from Africa: vibrant voices from a vast continent. [John William Johnson; Thomas A Hale; Stephen Paterson Belcher;] -- The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected and introduced so as to offer English-speaking readers a broad sample of the extensive epic traditions in Africa.

The general introduction. Oral literature. Oral literature (or orature) may be in prose or prose is often mythological or historical and can include tales of the trickster character. Storytellers in Africa sometimes use call-and-response techniques to tell their stories.

Poetry, often sung, includes: narrative epic, occupational verse, ritual verse, praise poems of rulers and other prominent people.

African literature - African literature - Oral traditions and the written word: Oral and written storytelling traditions have had a parallel development, and in many ways they have influenced each other.

Ancient Egyptian scribes, early Hausa and Swahili copyists and memorizers, and contemporary writers of popular novellas have been the obvious and crucial transitional figures in the movement. Get this from a library. Oral epics from Africa: vibrant voices from a vast continent.

[John William Johnson; Thomas A Hale; Stephen Paterson Belcher;] -- "The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected and introduced so as to offer English-speaking readers a broad sample of the extensive epic traditions in Africa.

The general introduction. Oral literature - Oral literature - The example of the epic: The Homeric poems are often viewed as oral epics that have been transposed into writing.

Commentators have dwelt on the presence of certain features, such as the formulaic expressions (epithets and repeated verses) that they see as typical of oral forms. Yet, while the regular repetition of phrases is found in such forms, some have. Epic Traditions of Africa book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Belcher's volume contains a much needed and extremely well-inte 4/5(3).

Textualization of Oral Epics. Edited by Lauri Honko. (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs, ) Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, viii + pp. Hard (ISBN ), € One of the more reflexive topics in folklore studies to have emerged over the.

The oral tale is not “the childhood of fiction” (Macculloch, ), but the early literary traditions were beneficiaries of the oral genres, and there is no doubt that the epic and its hero are the predecessors of the African novel and its central by: List of world folk-epics World folk-epics are those epics which are not just literary masterpieces but also an integral part of the worldview of a people.

They were originally oral literatures, which were later written down by either single author or several writers.A valuable book in the genre of African Oral literature is Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa.

Some sections of this book focus on folktales. The scholar examines literary issues which relate to the performance of folktales in traditional Africa. The various categories of African folktales are Size: KB.