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Speaking for the chief : okyeame and the politics of Akan royal oratory

Author: Kwesi Yankah
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1995.
Series: African systems of thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an ethnography of royal rhetoric and the language and politics of representation among the Akan of Ghana. This book shows the connections between verbal strategies and the cultural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yankah, Kwesi.
Speaking for the chief.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94027094
(OCoLC)30919799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kwesi Yankah
ISBN: 0585231885 9780585231884
OCLC Number: 45730155
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 194 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments Prologue 1. Introduction 2. Okyeame: A Theoretical Framework 3. Mediation: The Evolution of Royal Diplomacy 4. Oratory in Akan Society 5. Women and Rhetoric 6. Orator and Chief: The Politics of Immunity 7. OListening So The Chief May HearO: The Circuit of Formal Talk 8. Interpreting the ChiefOs Word 9. Without His PatronOs Voice Epilogue: The KingOs Exit Glossary of Akan Words Bibliography Index
Series Title: African systems of thought.
Responsibility: Kwesi Yankah.

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