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Forms of folklore in Africa : narrative, poetic, gnomic, dramatic

Author: Bernth Lindfors
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forms of folklore in Africa.
Austin : University of Texas Press, c1977
(OCoLC)608526453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernth Lindfors
ISBN: 0292724187 9780292724181 0292724195 9780292724198
OCLC Number: 3394167
Notes: Essays originally published in Research in African literatures.
Description: viii, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Folklore in African society / Dan Ben-Amos --
Narrative Forms: The technique of the expansible image in Xhosa Ntsomi performances / Harold Scheub ; The impossible imitation in African Trickster Tales / Denise Paulme ; Paternal preference and racial inequality: an ideological theme in African oral literature / Veronika Görög-Karady ; The performance of the Gbaya Tale / Philip A. Noss ; The Black Loincloth and the Son of Nzambi Mpungu / Wyatt MacGaffey --
Poetic and Gnomic Forms: Iwi Egúngún Chants: an introduction / Oludare Ọlajubu ; Pattern and choice in Berber weaving and poetry / Jeanette Harries ; Trends in the content and form of the Opening Glee in Yoruba drama / J. A. kaemmer ; Tone riddles from Southern Mozambique: Titekatekani of the Tahwa / John E. Kaemmer --
Dramatic Forms; The Concert Party as a genre: the Happy Stars of Lomé / Alain Ricard ; Tragedy--Greek and Yoruba: a cross-cultural perspective / Robert Plant Armstrong ; Folklore and Yoruba Theatre / Oyekan Owomoyela.
Other Titles: Research in African literatures.
Responsibility: edited by Bernth Lindfors ; illustrated by Adebisi Akanji.

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