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p'Bitek, Okot 1931-1982

Overview
Works: 137 works in 441 publications in 11 languages and 5,417 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR9381.9.P33, 896.5
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Song of Lawino ; &, Song of Ocol by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

109 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his lifetime, Okot p'Bitek was concerned that African nations, including his native Uganda, be built on African and not European foundations. Traditional African songs became a regular feature in his work, including this pair of poems, originally written in Acholi and translated into English. Lawino's words in the first poem are not fancy, but their creative patterns convey compelling images that reveal her dismay over encroaching Western traditions and her Westernized husband's behavior. Ocol's poem underlines Lawino's points and confirms her view of him as a demeaning and arrogant person whose political energies and obsession with wasting time are destructive to his family and his community. The gripping poems of Lawino and Ocol capture two opposing approaches to the cultural future of Africa at the time and paint a picture that belongs in every modern reader's cognitive gallery
The horn of my love by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hare and hornbill by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of a prisoner by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African religions in Western scholarship by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White teeth by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two songs : Song of prisoner. Song of Malaya by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion of the Central Luo by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist, the ruler : essays on art, culture, and values, including extracts from Song of soldier and White teeth make people laugh on earth by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's cultural revolution : [essays] by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acholi proverbs by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af acoli ordsprog - fra Kenya - rubriceret efter emner
Two songs by Okot p'Bitek by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawinos Lied : eine Afrikanerin klagt an = Song of Lawino by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Uganda/Atscholi ; Frau - Afrika
[Transcripts of "Africa, interviews with Black African writers and artists, ca. 1962-1969"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of extensive interviews includes many African authors and artists from Nigeria, South Africa, and other African countries, interviewed by Dennis Duerden, Lewis Nkosi, Robert Serumaga, and others
African religions in European scholarship by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decolonizing African religions : a short history of African religions in western scholarship by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries Western scholarship, and the African scholars seduced by this body of knowledge, have not been interested in African "religions" per se, but what was worse, African scholars began not to study indigenous African spirituality on its own terms but through European eyes and intellectual categories. Okot p'Bitek, who is best known for Song of Lawino, was one of the first African scholars to call attention to this situation and argue African scholars need not "Hellenize" African spiritual practices and ideas and that what we have come to think as "African religions" are European versions in African disguise. This publication, along with a new introduction by Ghanaian philosopher Kwasi Wiredu, reintroduces a classic work to a new generation, especially for those with an interest in African spiritual cultures and in need of "decolonizing" them so that they be studied, appreciated, and engaged on their own cultural and historic terms. -- Publisher description
The horn of my love by Okot p'Bitek( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol by Okot p'Bitek( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hare and hornbill by Okot p'Bitek( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawinos Lied ; Ocols Lied ; Ein Streitgesang by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Song of Lawino ; &, Song of Ocol
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Hare and hornbillWhite teethTwo songs : Song of prisoner. Song of MalayaTwo songs by Okot p'BitekOral traditions as philosophy : Okot p'Bitek's legacy for African philosophy
Alternative Names
Bitek, Okot, 1931-1982

Bitek Okot p'

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Okot p’Bitek ugandischer Dichter, Lehrer und Ethnologe

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Okot p'Bitek dichter uit Oeganda (1931-1982)

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Okot p'Bitek poète ougandais

p’Bitek, Okot 1931-1982

p'Bitek, J. P. Okot, 1931-1982

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pBitek, Okot, 1931-1982

Битек, Окот п', 1931-1982

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п'Битек, Окот, 1931-1982

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