African Oral Literature

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Subtitle: Functions in Contemporary Contexts
Editor: Russell H. Kaschula
Publisher: David Philip (2001)
Edition: First Edition
ISBN-10: 1919876073
ISBN-13: 9781919876078
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 285
Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm
Weight: 0.5 kg

Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea, 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 and globalization.

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