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The African past speaks : essays on oral tradition and history / edited by Joseph C. Miller.


Folkestone, Eng. : Dawson ; 1980.
ISBN 0208017844, 9780712909518, 0712909516, 9780208017840

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Other Authors Miller, Joseph Calder.
Subjects Africa -- Historiography.
Africa -- History.
Africa.
Afrika.
Aufsatzsammlung.
Bantoe.
Geschichte.
Historiography.
Mondelinge geschiedenis (wetenschap)
Mündliche Überlieferung.
Oral tradition -- Africa.
Oral tradition.
Traditie.
Description xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1980.
1980.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Listening for the African past / Joseph C. Miller -- Deities, dynasties, and oral tradition: the history and legend of the Abacwezi / Iris Berger -- The historical study of a Kanyok genesis myth: the tale of Citend a Mfumu / John C. Yoder -- A Propos the drunken king: cosmology and history / Robert E. Schecter -- The kings left Lwindi; the clans divided at Luhunda: how Bushi's dynastic origin myth behaves / Richard Sigwalt -- The study of historical process in African traditions of genesis: the Bashu myth of Muhiyi / Randall M. Packard -- Bobangi oral traditions: indicators of changing perceptions / Robert W. Harms -- Reconstructing a conflict in Bunafu: seeking evidence outside the narrative tradition / David William Cohen -- Some words about Merina historical literature / Gerald M. Berg -- 'The disease of writing': Ganda and Nyoro kinglists in a newly literate world / David Henige -- Memory and oral tradition / Jan Vansina.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6726779
(OCoLC)ocm06726779
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