Oral Literature and Performance in Southern Africa

Oral Literature and Performance in Southern Africa

by Duncan Brown
     
 

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This work draws together contributions from literary studies, anthropology, enthnomusicology and African language studies in an analysis of the complex functioning of oral texts and models in differing contexts. The work examines the continuing role of orality in modern society, the adaptation of oral models to printed forms, and the ability of oral forms to talk back

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This work draws together contributions from literary studies, anthropology, enthnomusicology and African language studies in an analysis of the complex functioning of oral texts and models in differing contexts. The work examines the continuing role of orality in modern society, the adaptation of oral models to printed forms, and the ability of oral forms to talk back to the technology of print. North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: David Philip(NAB)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852555545
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Pages:
256

Meet the Author

Duncan Brown is Senior Lecturer in the Programme of English Studies, University of Natal, Durban.

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