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Oral literature in Africa [by] Ruth Finnegan.

; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
Oxford, Clarendon P., 1970.
ISBN 0198151314

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Other Authors Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
Subjects Africa.
Folk literature, African -- History and criticism.
Folk literature, African.
Mu╠łndliche Literatur.
Oral tradition -- Africa.
Oral tradition.
Series Oxford library of African literature.
Description xviii, 558 pages, folded plate map 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 522-536).
Contents The "oral" nature of African unwritten literature -- The perception of African oral literature -- The social, linguistic, and literary background -- Poetry and patronage -- Panegyric -- Elegiac poetry -- Religious poetry -- Special purpose poetry : war, hunting, and work -- Lyric -- Topical and political songs -- Children's songs and rhymes -- Prose narratives I : problems and theories -- Prose narratives II : content and form -- Proverbs -- Riddles -- Oratory, formal speaking, and other stylized forms -- Drum language and literature -- Drama.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)195826
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Finnegan, Ruth H.
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