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The perception of African oral literature
The social linguistic and literary background
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A. M. Jones actual African oral literature Akan allusive animal appear Arabic areas artistic aspect associated audience Bantu languages chief chorus common context conventional culture dance detailed dirges discussion divination Dogon Doke dramatic drum E. E. Evans-Pritchard elaborate elephant Eshu example expression fact formal Fulani functions funeral further Gbadamosi genres Hausa hunter hunting Ibid ideophones individual instance interest involved Kikuyu kind king language Limba linguistic literary forms mother myths narratives narrator Nigeria Nketia non-literate Nyanja occasions Ogun oral literature particular performance play poetic poets political praise names praise poems praise poetry prose proverbs recited references religious rhythm riddles seems significance singer singing Smith and Dale social society sometimes songs Sotho speech stories story-telling style sung Swahili texts Thonga tion tone Tracey traditional various verbal verse West Africa words Yoruba Zulu