Voicing the Text: South African Oral Poetry and Performance

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages
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From the ritual songs and stories of the country's earliest inhabitants to the rousing calls to action by anti-apartheid artists, oral poetry has always been an integral part of South Africa's literary and cultural heritage. This book casts fresh light on the richness of this neglected yet vibrant tradition.

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Contents

THE PRAISES
75
the hymns
119
black consciousness tradition
165
BIBLIOGRAPHY
261
INDEX
277
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Duncan Brown is at University of Natal, Durban.

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