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Epic traditions of Africa

by Stephen Paterson Belcher

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Indianapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epic literature, African -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-265) and index.

    StatementStephen Belcher.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .B44 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 276 p. :
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL390263M
    ISBN 100253335019, 0253212812
    LC Control Number98055990

    Book Description: How can traditions be subversive? The kinship between African traditions and novels has been under debate for the better part of a century, but the conversation has stagnated because of a slowness to question the terms on which it is based: orality . peoples of the Sahel and Central Africa. His book is carefully organized, presenting a helpful overview for newcomers and experts alike; it is also interspersed with concise summaries of the various epics in question, which makes Epics Traditions of Africa one of the most important En-glish-language sources on the African epic ever written.

    book in , controversy over the existence of the epic in Africa dominated African oral literary scholarship. The battle lines had been drawn by Ruth Finnegan in her Oral literature in Africa (Oxford, ), in which she had asserted that the epic did not exist in Author: Chukwuma Azuonye.   Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy African Epic: The Epic of Son-Jara (Paperback) at 3/5(1).

    The Epic of Sundiata:Using African Literature in the Classroom Margaret Lo Piccolo Sullivan. Introducing high school students to an “out of culture experience” can be , as the world history curriculum broadens from its European focus to a more global one, teachers need to find ways to move beyond a “names, dates, and places” approach to non-European studies. Epic traditions were to a large extent the traditions of the aristocratic families: the Old French word geste, used for a form of epic that flourished in the Middle Ages, means not only a story of famous deeds but also a genealogy. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.


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