African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

by Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415805926
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/05/2009
Series: African Studies Series
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah is Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Western Illinois University.

Table of Contents

1. Èlàlòrò: A Yorùbá Indigenous Discourse on Criticism and Interpretation 2. Èlàlòrò and Translation 3. Some Thoughts on Traditional Hausa Aesthetics and Arabic Influence on Yorùbá and Hausa Written Traditions in Nigeria 4. Horses of Memory and The Word is an Egg: Osundare’s Poetic Voices 5. Cultural Poetics, African Diaspora, and the Global World: Tanure Ojaide’s I Want to Dance and Other Poems 6. African Cultural Revival as an Important Message in Death and the King’s Horseman and The Lion and the Jewel 7. Language and Culture in an African Adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex 8. Yorùbá Egungun: Some Critical Thoughts 9. Traditional Oral Genre in a Muslim Ilorin: Survival Challenges 10. Mamman Shata Katsina and Omoekee Amao Ilorin: Islam, Performance, and Orality

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