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The Resource Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan

Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan

Label
Oral literature in Africa
Title
Oral literature in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Finnegan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This revised edition makes Finnegan'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 original chapters on poetry, prose, 'drum language' and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finnegan, Ruth H
Dewey number
398.2096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PL8010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World oral literature series
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk literature
  • Folk literature, African
  • Oral tradition
  • Literature and literary studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • DRAMA
  • Folk literature
  • Folk literature, African
  • Oral tradition
  • Africa
Label
Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-542) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lyric
  • Topical and political songs
  • Children's songs and rhymes
  • Prose narratives I : problems and theories
  • Prose narratives II : content and form
  • Proverbs
  • Riddles
  • Oratory, formal speaking, and other stylized forms
  • Drum language and literature
  • Drama
  • The "oral" nature of African unwritten literature
  • The perception of African oral literature
  • The social, linguistic, and literary background
  • Poetry and patronage
  • Panegyric
  • Elegiac poetry
  • Religious poetry
  • Special purpose poetry : war, hunting, and work
Control code
849917866
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 568 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906924744
Lccn
2019467807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781906924706
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0c56
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849917866
Label
Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-542) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lyric
  • Topical and political songs
  • Children's songs and rhymes
  • Prose narratives I : problems and theories
  • Prose narratives II : content and form
  • Proverbs
  • Riddles
  • Oratory, formal speaking, and other stylized forms
  • Drum language and literature
  • Drama
  • The "oral" nature of African unwritten literature
  • The perception of African oral literature
  • The social, linguistic, and literary background
  • Poetry and patronage
  • Panegyric
  • Elegiac poetry
  • Religious poetry
  • Special purpose poetry : war, hunting, and work
Control code
849917866
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 568 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906924744
Lccn
2019467807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781906924706
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0c56
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849917866

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