Power and the Praise Poem: Southern African Voices in History

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University Press of Virginia, 1991 - Poetry - 345 pages
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Highly regarded for their interdisciplinary approach to the history of central and southern Africa, Leroy Vail and Landeg White now provide us with a thorough study of the political role of the poet in the oral societies of southern Africa.

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Leroy Vail is Professor of History, Harvard University.

Landeg White is Former Director, Centre for Southern African Studies, University of York and former editor of Journal of Southern African Studies (OUP); published poet and author of works on colonialism, Apartheid and African poetry. His latest book is Bridging the Zambezi: a Colonial Folly
(Macmillan 1993)

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