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From ritual to art : the aesthetics and cultural relevance of Igbo satire

Author: Christine Nwakego Ohale
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book investigates the development of Igbo satire from its ritual origins as a censure tool to its present function as an aesthetic/entertainment tool.

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ohale, Christine Nwakego.
From ritual to art.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2003
(OCoLC)606938273
Online version:
Ohale, Christine Nwakego.
From ritual to art.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2003
(OCoLC)607872657
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Nwakego Ohale
ISBN: 0761824855 9780761824855
OCLC Number: 51223632
Description: xiii, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Review of Scholarship --
Ch. 3. The People of Ihiala --
Ch. 4. Methodology: Method of Data Collection --
Ch. 5. Predominant Themes of Ihiala Satire --
Ch. 6. The Transformation and Performance of Ihiala Satire --
Ch. 7. Formal Traits in Ihiala Satire.
Responsibility: Christine Nwakego Ohale.

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Though the greatest valued of this study is its preservation of these songs, the book also presents the development of satire from its origins as ritual in Igbo society through changes from a focus Read more...

 
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