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Title Oral epics from Africa : vibrant voices from a vast continent / edited by John William Johnson, Thomas A. Hale, Stephen Belcher
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 331 pages) : map
Series African epic series
African epic series.
Contents Introduction : The oral epic in Africa -- The Soninké epic. The epic of Wagadu / narrated by Diarra Sylla and Jiri Silla -- Mande epics. The epic of Son-Jara / narrated by Fa-Digi Sisòkò -- The epic of Fa-Jigi / narrated by Seydou Camara -- The epic of Bamana Segu / narrated by Tayiru Banbera -- The epic of Sonsan of Kaarta / narrated by Mamary Kuyatè -- The epic of Almami Samori Tourʹe / narrated by Sory Fina Kamara -- The epic of Musadu / narrated by Moikè Sidibe -- The epic of Kelefa Saane / narrated by Shirif Jebate -- The epic of Kambili / narrated by Seydou Camara -- The epic of Sara / narrated by Sira Mori Jabaté -- Songhay and Zarma epics. The epic of Askia Mohammed / narrated by Nouhou Malio -- The epic of Mali Bero / narrated by Djibo Badiʹe, known as Djeliba -- The epic of Issa Korombʹe / narrated by Samba Gâfisso -- Fulbe epics. The epic of Hambodedio and Saïgalare / narrated by Hamma Diam Bouraima -- The epic of Silâmaka and Poullôri / narrated by Maabal Samburu -- The epic of Silâmaka and Hambodedio / narrated by Boubacar Tinguidji -- The epic of Samba Gueladio Diegui / narrated by Pahel Mamadou Baila -- Wolof epics. The epic of Njaajaan Njaay / narrated by Sèq Ñan -- The epic of Lat Dior / narrated by Bassirou Mbaye -- Egyptian epics. The epic of Banī Hilāl / narrated by S̲ẖaykh Tāhā Abū Zayd -- The epic of Banī Hilāl / narrated by ʻAẇadallah ʻAbd al-Jalāl ʻAli -- Central African epics. The epic of Mvet Moneblum, or, The blue man / narrated by Daniel Osomo -- The epic of Jʹeki la Njambè Inono / narrated by Pierre Cʹelestin Tiki a Koulle a Penda -- baNyanga epics of Zaïre. The Mwindo epic / narrated by Mr. Shekwabo -- The epic of Kahindo / narrated by Muteresi Shempunge
Summary "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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-314) and index
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Subject Epic literature, African.
Form Electronic book
Author Belcher, Stephen Paterson, 1953-
Hale, Thomas A. (Thomas Albert), 1942-
Johnson, John William, 1942-
ISBN 0585163979 (electronic bk.)
9780585163970 (electronic bk.)
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