African Egalitarian Values and Indigenous Genres: A Comparative Approach to the Functional and Contextual Studies of Oromo National Literature in a Contemporary Perspective

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2012 - Social Science - 321 pages
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This comparative literary study provides intriguing social and political issues and discusses the African sense of national identity, patriotism and egalitarian ideals in stylistic terms. It examines universal concerns and new trends in national literature with reference to academic discourse, aesthetic quality, the discovery of new ideas and layers of poetic meanings.

The indigenous genres are placed in a New Historicist context to show the way the literary landscape, cultural, political and historical relationships are configured through foregrounding intellectual correlations. These combinations are empirically analysed in terms of pre-modem, postmodern and postcolonial events.

Eshete Gemeda is researcher at the University of Southern Denmark - Institute of Literature, Cultural Studies and Media.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Literary Genres
9
National Literature within the Context of Development
21
Literary Efficiency and the Interpretation of Indigenous Literature
29
Allegorical Literary
50
Linguistic Features
73
Poetic Language and Narrative Style
115
of Literary Forms
147
Modernism Empire and the Historical Development
158
The Geerarsa
184
Southern Oromo Arsii
190
Recapitulation
207
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