ORATURE IN AFRICA buy Kashim Ibrahim Tala

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Orature in Africa is a complex, integrated study of African oral literature and the scientific field methods used in its collection and analysis. It is a work which recommends itself appropriately both to the scholar of orature and the student of literature....
Tala's investigation does not stop at clarifying issues of genre and aesthetics. It goes deep into certain places, into the content and relevance of the subject matter. Orature is brought under kaleidoscopic scrutiny so that the impression one comes away with is a rigorously applied scientific method. Tala's treatment of myth is particularly thorough and at a time when the African consciousness is reviving the ritual elements of its past, such thorough treatment can only be an added value.
George Nyamndi 
(University of Buea.)