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Introduction to african oral literature and performance

Bayo Ogunjimi

Introduction to african oral literature and performance

by Bayo Ogunjimi

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Published by Africa World Press in Trenton NJ .
Written in English


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Statementby Báyò Ogúnjìmí and Abdul-Rasheed Na"Allah.
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LC ClassificationsGR
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22729058M
ISBN 101592211518

These clips, together with original photographs taken during her research, will be an invaluable resource to scholars of African literature and culture. After decades of outstanding research, for which she was awarded an Order of the British Empire, Oral Literature in Africa remains the book closest to Cited by:   Oral Literature in Africa is a proper scholarly work with footnotes and references, but non-scholars can read and enjoy it just as much as the serious scholar. If you are interested in anthropology and the literary traditions of a variety of African tribes, you .

Oral Literature & Performance: In Southern Africa by Brown, Duncan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Nordic Journal of African Studies 25(3&4): – () African Oral Literature and Education. Interactions and Intersections Edited by Daniela Merolla Leiden University, the Netherlands INTRODUCTION The studies of oral literature are countless, and the educational function of storytelling is certainly one of recurring Size: KB.

African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European languages. Traditional written literature, which is limited to a smaller geographic area than is oral literature, is most characteristic of those sub-Saharan cultures that have. Introduction into African Literature – Introduction This series provides my listeners with an introduction into African oral tradition. Things that I will look at and discuss include, how the oral tradition helps us understand the nature of various African communities, the origins of various African cultures, the human disciplanary interests fo these cultures, and who these storytellers are.


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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.

I • INTRODUCTION 1. The 'oral' nature of African unwritten literature The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature. DOI: /OBP 2.

The perception of African oral literatureAuthor: Ruth Finnegan. 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 book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration Cited by:   The book is available as a free pdf and ebook download thanks to the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website Oral Literature in Africa is part of the World Oral Literature Series published in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project.

Introduction to African Oral Literature: A Literary-descriptive Approach. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Introduction to African Oral Literature and Performance Bayo Ogunjimi, Abdul Rasheed Naʼallah Limited preview - Bibliographic.

12 African oral literature, then, is of interest not only for students of literature, but also for sociologists and all those with an interest in African society, past or present. The final note must be, however, to point to the great need for further research into this subject: the present book can provide only an introduction.

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ORAL LITERATURE AND PERFORMANCE, by Bayo Ogunjimi & Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah. $ Africa World Press, Inc. Topics covered range from sources of African oral traditions, relevance of cosmology to African oral performance, fieldwork practice and research methodology, archetypes, folktales, myths and legends.

of oral literature. Oral art as literature. The perception of African oral literature 29 Nineteenth-century approaches and collections. Speculations and neglect in the twentieth century.

Recent trends in African studies and the revival of interest in oral literature. The social, linguistic, and literary background 51Cited by: So much work has been done on African oral literature in the two decades since the publication of Ruth Finnegan's epoch-making and immensely useful Oral Literature in Africa that there is need for a more up-to-date critical introduction such as I have tried to provide in this book.

In addition to the insights I have gained from the extensive fieldwork and analyses undertaken by my students. Oral literature, the standard forms (or genres) of literature found in societies without term oral literature is also used to describe the tradition in written civilizations in which certain genres are transmitted by word of mouth or are confined to the so-called folk (i.e., those who are “unlettered,” or do not use writing).

Oral literature is, arguably, the best phrase. World Oral Literature Series Volume 1: Oral Literature by Ruth Finnegan investigates how culture, tradition, and various forms of communication have been passed down from different parts of Africa.

Ruth takes us on a journey where you will learn several ways in which they express themselves - from drums, dance, songs, parables and children's 4/5. of oral literature. Oral art as literature. The perception of African oral literature 29 Nineteenth-century approaches and collections.

Speculations and neglect in the twentieth century. Recent trends in African studies and the revival of interest in oral literature. The social, linguistic, and literary background Precolonial literature. Examples of pre-colonial African literature are numerous. In Ethiopia, there is a substantial literature written in Ge'ez going back at least to the fourth century AD; the best-known work in this tradition is the Kebra Negast, or "Book of Kings."One popular form of traditional African folktale is the "trickster" story, in which a small animal uses its wits to survive.

Oral literature or folk literature corresponds in the sphere of the spoken (oral) word to literature as literature operates in the domain of the written word. There is no standard definition as folklorists have varying descriptions for oral literature or folk literature but a broad conceptualization refers to it as literature characterized by oral transmission and the absence of any fixed form.

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2 New from $; 2 Used from $. African literature - African literature - The influence of oral traditions on modern writers: Themes in the literary traditions of contemporary Africa are worked out frequently within the strictures laid down by the imported religions Christianity and Islam and within the struggle between traditional and modern, between rural and newly urban, between genders, and between generations.

Section three examines the place of oral literature in modern African literature as well as the steps necessary to ensure proper recording and study of the subject. This comprehensive critical work firmly establishes oral literature as a landmark of high artistic achievement and situates it within the broader framework of contemporary African.

Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence.

The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics 5/5(1). The Very Beginning: Introduction to African Oral Literature February 7, at pm (African Literature) In contrast to the common perception of European literature which generally refers only to written documents, African literature greatly involves and includes oral literature.

African Studies Review (ASR) is the flagship scholarly journal of the African Studies Association (USA).The ASR publishes the highest quality African studies scholarship in all academic disciplines.

The ASR’s rigorous interdisciplinary peer review seeks to contribute to the development of scholarly conversations of interest to the diverse audience of the Association’s membership and to the.

It includes ORAL LITERATURE They called it as ORATURE ORATURE – Was coined by PIO ZIRIMU PIO ZIRIMU – Ugandan scholar AFRICAN LITERATURE PROSE – Mythological or historical, written or spoken language CALL-AND RESPONSE – Spontaneous verbal and non-verbal interaction between the speaker and the listener AFRICAN LITERATURE.

KINDS OF LITERATURE (CONT’D) • Examples of Fictional Literature include plays, poems, short stories, novels, oral literature, and songs • Examples of Non-Fictional Literature include autobiographies, biographies, essays, diaries and journals, magazines, newspapers, subject text books such as in Geography, History and Civic Education.