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p'Bitek, Okot 1931-1982

Overview
Works: 115 works in 419 publications in 12 languages and 5,278 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PL8041.9.P3, 896.5
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Song of Lawino ; &, Song of Ocol by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

131 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,412 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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 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 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White teeth by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 136 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 )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 114 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 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acholi proverbs by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Uganda/Atscholi ; Frau - Afrika
African religions in European scholarship by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Uganda/Atscholi ; Frau - Afrika
Wimbo wa Lawino : ombolezo by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Swahili and English and held by 14 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of prisoner ; Song of Malaya : two songs by Okot p'Bitek( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Okot p'Bitek by George Heron( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Song of Lawino ; &, Song of Ocol
Alternative Names
Bitek, Okot, 1931-1982

Bitek, Okot p'.

Bitek Okot p' 1931-1982

Okot 1931-1982 p'Bitek

Okot p’Bitek ugandischer Dichter, Lehrer und Ethnologe

Okot, p'Bitek

Okot p'Bitek 1931-1982

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

Okot p'Bitek poeta ugandés

p’Bitek, Okot 1931-1982

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

p'Bitek, Okot

pBitek, Okot, 1931-1982

Битек, Окот п', 1931-1982

П’Битек, Окот

п'Битек, Окот.

п'Битек, Окот, 1931-1982

オコト・ビテック

ビテック, オコト

奧考特·庇代克

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Hare and hornbillWhite teethTwo songs : Song of prisoner. Song of MalayaTwo songs by Okot p'BitekSong of prisoner ; Song of Malaya : two songsOral traditions as philosophy : Okot p'Bitek's legacy for African philosophy