4 edition of Introduction to African oral literature found in the catalog.
Introduction to African oral literature
Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-111)
|Statement||by Bayo Ogunjimi, Abdul Rasheed Naʼallah.|
|Contributions||Naʼallah, Abdul Rasheed.|
|LC Classifications||GR350 .O367 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||111 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||111|
|LC Control Number||92186647|
Introduction to African oral literature. Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria: W. Wilberforce Institute for African Research & Development: Lighthouse Pub., (OCoLC) adequate attention to the oral literature of the African people. As a result, a new curriculum and pedagogy must be designed to give pride of place to folklore and oral literature as the best Author: Enongene Sone.
African literature, literary works of the African continent. African literature consists of a body of work in different languages and various genres, ranging from oral literature to literature written in colonial languages (French, Portuguese, and English). Compare cheapest textbook prices for Introduction to African Oral Literature & Performance, Bayo Ogunjimi, Abdul Rasheed Naallah - Find the lowest prices on SlugBooks USA.
how they apply specifically to understanding African philosophy as this is given expression by Africans themselves. We also take up what is problematic in the issue of “translation” from culture to culture, from indigenous language to metropolitan language, and from oral to written discourse. African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu).  As George Joseph notes in his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, whereas European views of literature often stressed a separation of art and content, African awareness is inclusive.
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Among his books are Ogoni's Agonies, Almajiri, and The People's Poet: Emerging Perspectives on Niyi Osundare. Bayo Ogunjimi, Ph.D., deceased inwas a professor of African oral literature and English at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
His critical essays have appeared in journals around the by: Introduction to African oral literature Unknown Binding – January 1, by Bayo Ogunjimi (Author) › Visit Amazon's Bayo Ogunjimi Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.
See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Bayo Ogunjimi. This book brings together in one volume two earlier books by the authors, now revised to meet the callenges of 21st century scholarship in African performance and cultural studies.
Topics covered range from sources of oral traditions, the relevance of cosmology to oral performance, myths and legends, occupational and heroic poetry to name but a few.5/5(1).
Introduction to African Literature An anthology of critical writing on African and Afro-American literature and oral tradition by Ulli Beier (Editor) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Introduction to African oral literature.
Ilorin, Nigeria: Ilorin Press, University of Ilorin, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Bayo. Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to African Oral Literature is an established and popular textbook for student and lecturers alike.
It provides a lively, clear and comprehensive introduction to Folktales, Myths Songs, Epic Narratives and Legends which are major forms of Oral-aural artistic representation in traditional African societies. Introduction to African Oral Literature: A Literary-descriptive Approach F.
Akporobaro W. Wilberforce Institute for African Research & Development, - Folk literature, African - pages. Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to African Oral Literature is an established and popular textbook for student and lecturers alike.
It provides a lively, clear and comprehensive introduction to Folktales, Myths Songs, Epic Narratives and Legends which are major forms of Oral-aural artistic representation in traditional African societies in which they are utilized in the daily rites of life. In ‘Oral Literature in Africa’, Ruth Finnegan explores themes common to anthropology, linguistics and sociology, debunking commonly held conceptions of the time and reestablishing the relevance of studying the oral arts of Africa with as much rigour as any other form of artistic : Ruth Finnegan.
The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. 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.
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.
Oral Literature in Africa is a great book with which to introduce yourself to the oral tradition in Africa. Ruth Finnegan is a good writer and has obviously spent a 4/5. 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.
The ‘oral’ nature of African unwritten literature 3 The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature. The perception of African oral literature 29 Nineteenth-century approaches and collections.
Speculations and. BAYO OGUNJIMI, Ph.D., deceased inwas a professor of African oral literature and English at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His critical essays have appeared in journals around the world. Category. African oral literature, in short, is part of the literature of the world and should be considered significant as such.
1 A term in which I include social anthropologists. 5 The second main point may not be so obvious. This is the relevance of African oral literature for sociological analysis. as Andrzejewski, Pilaszewicz, and Tyloch also do in their book Literatures in African Languages (18).
Oral performances are by their nature intimately personal and immediate, involving a performer in close physical contact with an audience—performer and audience sharing not only the same spatial and temporal space but also a cultural identity.
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. 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 participated in the cultures of the Mediterranean.
African literature - African literature - Oral traditions and the written word: Oral and written storytelling traditions have had a parallel development, and in many ways they have influenced each other.
Ancient Egyptian scribes, early Hausa and Swahili copyists and memorizers, and contemporary writers of popular novellas have been the obvious and crucial transitional figures in the movement. 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. 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.This new book puts together in a single cover, two earlier volumes by the authors, now revised to meet the challenges of a twenty-first century scholarship in African performance and cultural studies.
Topics covered range from sources of African oral traditions, relevance of cosmology to African Price: $