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Oral epics from Africa : vibrant voices from a vast continent

Author: John William Johnson; Thomas A Hale; Stephen Paterson Belcher
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997.
Series: African epic series.
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The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected and introduced so as to offer English-speaking readers a broad sample of the extensive epic traditions in Africa. The general introduction and the background on each epic will enable readers to understand the context of each epic and will also provide leads for further inquiry.
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Oral epics from Africa.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)645867239
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John William Johnson; Thomas A Hale; Stephen Paterson Belcher
ISBN: 0253332575 9780253332578 0253211107 9780253211101
OCLC Number: 35784708
Description: xxii, 331 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: West Africa --
Soninké epics --
The epic of Wagadu --
Mande epics --
The epic of Son-Jara (Maninka) --
The epic of Fa-Jigi (Wasulunka) --
The epic of Bamana Segu (Bamana) --
The epic of Sonsan of Kaarta (Bamana) --
The epic of Almami Samori Tourʹe (Bamana) --
The epic of Musadu (Maninka) --
The epic of Kelefa Saane (Mandinka) --
The epic of Kambili (Wasulunka) --
The epic of Sara (Maninka) --
Songhay and Zarma epics --
The epic of Askia Mohammed --
The epic of Mali Bero --
The epic of Issa Korombé --
Fulbe epics --
The epic of Hambodedio and Saïgalare --
The epic of Silâmaka and Poullôri --
The epic of Silâmaka and Hambodedio --
The epic of Samba Gueladio Diegui --
Wolof epics --
The epic of Njaajaan Njaay --
The epic of Lat Dior --
Part 2. North Africa --
Egyptian epics --
The epic of Banī Hilāl: the birth of the hero Abū Zayd. I (Northern Egypt) --
The epic of Bani Hilal: the birth of Abū Zayd. II (Southern Egypt) --
Part 3. Central Africa --
Central African epics --
The epic of Mvet Moneblum, or, The blue man --
The epic of Jéki la Njambè Inono --
baNyanga epics of Zaïre --
The Mwindo epic --
The epic of Kahindo.
Series Title: African epic series.
Responsibility: edited by John William Johnson, Thomas A. Hale, Stephen Belcher.
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