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The Resource Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan ; foreword, Mark Turin, (electronic resource)

Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan ; foreword, Mark Turin, (electronic resource)

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Oral literature in Africa
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Oral literature in Africa
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Ruth Finnegan ; foreword, Mark Turin
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eng
Summary
"Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa. This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. Oral Literature in Africa has been accessed by hundreds of readers in over 60 different countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and numerous other African countries. The digital editions of this book are free to download thanks to the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website Unglue.it. Oral Literature in Africa is part of our World Oral Literature Series in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project. This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s, which are are hosted by the World Oral Literature Project and are freely accessible here [i.e., publisher's website]"--
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Finnegan, Ruth H
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The book is available as a free pdf and ebook download thanks to the generous support of interested readers and organisations, who made donations using the crowd-funding website unglue.it.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Turin, Mark
Series statement
  • OpenBook Publishers
  • Open Access e-Books
  • World oral literature series
Series volume
vol. 1
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  • Folk literature, African
  • Oral tradition
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Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan ; foreword, Mark Turin, (electronic resource)
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  • EUI authentication allows users to access and download HTML, PDF, XML, ePub and/or Mobi form
  • Original edition published as part of the series: Oxford library of African literature. London : Clarendon Press, 1970
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-545) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
xb19453243
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unknown
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xliv, 570 pages) ;
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781906924706
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849917866
Terms governing use
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
Label
Oral literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan ; foreword, Mark Turin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • EUI authentication allows users to access and download HTML, PDF, XML, ePub and/or Mobi form
  • Original edition published as part of the series: Oxford library of African literature. London : Clarendon Press, 1970
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-545) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
xb19453243
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xliv, 570 pages) ;
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781906924706
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849917866
Terms governing use
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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