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dc.contributor.authorFinnegan, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-20 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:28:37Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:28:37Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier633751
dc.identifierOCN: 849917866en_US
dc.identifier.issn2050-7933/2050-7933;2050-7933/2054-362X
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31251
dc.description.abstractRuth Finneganâ s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, 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 Africa. This revised edition makes Finneganâ s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. 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. Oral Literature in Africa has been accessed by hundreds of readers in over 60 different countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and numerous other African countries. The digital editions of this book are free to download thanks to the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website Unglue.it. Oral Literature in Africa is part of our World Oral Literature Series in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld Oral Literature Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.otherunglue.it
dc.subject.otherstorytelling
dc.subject.otherafrican culture
dc.subject.otherorality
dc.subject.otherlimba
dc.subject.othersierra leone
dc.subject.otheroral literature
dc.subject.otherLimba people (Sierra Leone)
dc.subject.otherProse
dc.subject.otherProverb
dc.subject.otherWest Africa
dc.subject.otherYoruba people
dc.titleOral Literature in Africa
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0025
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8b
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages614
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa; Limba people (Sierra Leone) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limba_people_(Sierra_Leone); Oral literature - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_literature; Prose - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prose; Proverb - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proverb; West Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Africa; Yoruba people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_people


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