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Paperback, 569 pages
Published October 7th 1976 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Nicole G.
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Very detailed and informative introduction to oral literature in Africa. Finnegan discusses poetry, folktales, even drum poetry. The work is a bit dated now, but no less intriguing.
Bettie☯
Jul 29, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Tania
Shelves: published-1970
Vernita Naylor
Effective communication varies from culture to culture. One way of communicating language is no better than another, but we can learn a lot from each other. World Oral Literature Series Volume 1: Oral Literature by Ruth Finnegan investigates how culture, tradition, and various forms of communication have been passed down from different parts of Africa. Ruth takes us on a journey where you will learn several ways in which they express themselves - from drums, dance, songs, parables and children's ...more
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Ray Simmons
I am an American. To be more precise and more politically correct I am African-American. For the most part this is just a phrase or term that someone else made popular and now most of us use. In truth I know very little about Africa. After reading Oral Literature in Africa by Ruth Finnegan I know a little more. I know more about the oral tradition in Native-American culture than I do African culture but that’s not a problem. There are similarities and it is fascinating to read about African and ...more
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