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Power, marginality and African oral literature / edited by Graham Furniss and Liz Gunner.

Contributor(s): Furniss, Graham | Gunner, Elizabeth
Language: English Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.Description: xiv, 285p. ; 23cm.ISBN: 0521480612Ownership: Esperanza
Contents:
I, Orality and the power of the state. Oral art and contemporary cultural nationalism / P. Mlama; The letter and the law: the politics of orality and literacy in the chiefdoms of the northern Transvaal / I. Hofmeyr; A king is not above insult: the politics of good governance in Nzema avudwene festival songs / K. Agovi; II, Representing power relations. Monarchical power versus democratic values in Igbo oral narratives / C. Azuonye; Tales and ideology: the revolt of sons in Bambara-Malinké tales / V. Görög-Karady; Images of the powerful in Lyela folktales / S. Steinbrich; III, Oral forms and the dynamics of power. Power, marginality and Somali oral poetry / J. William Johnson; The function of oral art in the regulation of social power in Dyula society / Jean Derive; The power of words and the relation between Hausa genres / G. Furniss; IV, Endorsing or subverting the paradigms: women and oral forms. Sexuality and socialisation in Shona praises and lyrics / H. Chimbundu; Nontsizi Mgqwetho: stranger in town / J. Oppland; Clashes of interest: gender, status and power in Zulu praise poetry / Liz Gunner; Jelimusow: the superwomen of Malian music / Lucy Durán; V, Mediators and communicative strategies. Power and the circuit of formal talk / Kwesi Yankah; Praise splits the subject of speech: constructions of kingship in the Manden and Borgu / P.F. de Moraes Farias; Beyond the communal warmth: the poet as loner in Ewe oral tradition / K. Anyidoho. - Reviews in: Afr.Aff. 96:338,1997,284; J.Afr.Hist. 38:2,1997,350; JRAI 3:3,1997,619.
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Bibliography: p.260-276.

I, Orality and the power of the state. Oral art and contemporary cultural nationalism / P. Mlama; The letter and the law: the politics of orality and literacy in the chiefdoms of the northern Transvaal / I. Hofmeyr; A king is not above insult: the politics of good governance in Nzema avudwene festival songs / K. Agovi; II, Representing power relations. Monarchical power versus democratic values in Igbo oral narratives / C. Azuonye; Tales and ideology: the revolt of sons in Bambara-Malinké tales / V. Görög-Karady; Images of the powerful in Lyela folktales / S. Steinbrich; III, Oral forms and the dynamics of power. Power, marginality and Somali oral poetry / J. William Johnson; The function of oral art in the regulation of social power in Dyula society / Jean Derive; The power of words and the relation between Hausa genres / G. Furniss; IV, Endorsing or subverting the paradigms: women and oral forms. Sexuality and socialisation in Shona praises and lyrics / H. Chimbundu; Nontsizi Mgqwetho: stranger in town / J. Oppland; Clashes of interest: gender, status and power in Zulu praise poetry / Liz Gunner; Jelimusow: the superwomen of Malian music / Lucy Durán; V, Mediators and communicative strategies. Power and the circuit of formal talk / Kwesi Yankah; Praise splits the subject of speech: constructions of kingship in the Manden and Borgu / P.F. de Moraes Farias; Beyond the communal warmth: the poet as loner in Ewe oral tradition / K. Anyidoho. - Reviews in: Afr.Aff. 96:338,1997,284; J.Afr.Hist. 38:2,1997,350; JRAI 3:3,1997,619.

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