African Oral Literature by Isidore Okpewho - PDF free download eBook

Book author:

  • Published: Sep 27, 2015
  • Reviews: 554

Brief introduction:

... its pages come alive with wonderful illustrative material coupled with sensitve and insightful commentary. —Reviews in Anthropology... the scope, breadth, and lucidity of this excellent study confirm that Okpewho is undoubtedly the most...

more details below

Details of African Oral Literature

ISBN
9780253207104
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
GB
Pages
408
Format
PDF, CHM, FB2, TXT
Quality
Normal quality scanned pages
Dimensions
6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.02 (d)
Download cursor

Some brief overview of this book

... its pages come alive with wonderful illustrative material coupled with sensitve and insightful commentary. —Reviews in Anthropology

... the scope, breadth, and lucidity of this excellent study confirm that Okpewho is undoubtedly the most important authority writing on African oral literature right now... —Research in African Literatures

Truly a tour de force of individual scholarship... —World Literature Today

... excellent... —African Affairs

... a thorough synthesis of the main issues of oral literature criticism, as well as a grounding in experienced fieldwork, a wide-ranging theoretical base, and a clarity of argument rare among academics.—Multicultural Review

This is a breathtakingly ambitious project... —Harold Scheub

... a definitive accounting of the evidence of living oral traditions in Africa today. Professor Okpewho’s authority as an expert in this important new field is unrivaled. —Gregory Nagy

Isidore Okpewho’s African Oral Literature is a marvelous piece of scholarship and wide-ranging research. It presents the most comprehensive survey of the field of oral literature in Africa. —Emmanuel Obiechina

... a tour de force of scholarship in which Okpewho casts his net across the African continent, searching for its verbal forms through voluminous recent writings and presents African oral literature in a new voice, proclaiming the literariness of African folklore. —Dan Ben-Amos

This is an outstanding book by a scholar whose work has already influenced how African literature should be conceived.... Professor Okpewho is a scholar with a special talent to nurture scholarship in others. After this work, African literature will never be the same.—Mazisi Kunene

Isidore Okpewho, for many years Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, is one of the handful of African scholars who has facilitated the growth of African oral literature to its status today as a literary enterprise concerned with the artistic foundations of human culture. This comprehensive critical work firmly establishes oral literature as a landmark of high artistic achievement and situates it within the broader framework of contemporary African culture.

Indiana University Press

See more interesting books:

  • A Witch in Time (Bewitching Series #6) PDF
  • Virtually Human: The Promise---and the Peril---of Digital Immortality PDF
  • The Icerigger Trilogy: Icerigger, Mission to Moulokin, and The Deluge Drivers PDF
  • God, Reason, and Religion PDF
  • The Effective Teaching of Religious Education PDF
  • Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts PDF

How to download e-book

Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 20 seconds. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "African Oral Literature" in all e-book formats!

May need free signup required to download or reading online book.

A few words about book author

ISIDORE OKPEWHO, Chair of Afro-American Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton, is author of The Epic in Africa and Myth in Africa and editor of The Heritage of African Poetry and The Oral Performance in Africa. He has also published two novels, The Victims and The Last Duty. He was for many years Professor of English at the University of Ibadan.

Indiana University Press

esis of the main issues of oral literature criticism, as well as a grounding in experienced fieldwork, a wide-ranging theoretical base, and a clarity of argument rare among academics.—Multicultural Review

This is a breathtakingly ambitious project... —Harold Scheub

... a definitive accounting of the evidence of living oral traditions in Africa today. Professor Okpewho’s authority as an expert in this important new field is unrivaled. —Gregory Nagy

Isidore Okpewho’s African Oral Literature is a marvelous piece of scholarship and wide-ranging research. It presents the most comprehensive survey of the field of oral literature in Africa. —Emmanuel Obiechina

... a tour de force of scholarship in which Okpewho casts his net across the African continent, searching for its verbal forms through voluminous recent writings and presents African oral literature in a new voice, proclaiming the literariness of African folklore. —Dan Ben-Amos

This is an outstanding book by a scholar whose work has already influenced how African literature should be conceived.... Professor Okpewho is a scholar with a special talent to nurture scholarship in others. After this work, African literature will never be the same.—Mazisi Kunene

Isidore Okpewho, for many years Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, is one of the handful of African scholars who has facilitated the growth of African oral literature to its status today as a literary enterprise concerned with the artistic foundations of human culture. This comprehensive critical work firmly establishes oral literature as a landmark of high artistic achievement and situates it within the broader framework of contemporary African culture.

Indiana University Press

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the *.PDF format. For example, the PDF format can be read Mozilla Firefox browser without any additions.
How long will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version?
Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of African Oral Literature. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.

All downloaded files are checked

EPUB

african.oral.literature.epub

  • MD5: 5c227a39300e0ab4aa4b7ebb80a20a69
  • SHA1: c7ab299d134a07d8e383a74207349f934e3a8a6e
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
PDF

african.oral.literature.pdf

  • MD5: dcb018191ad6ce385a2a852738ce40a6
  • SHA1: a5ff8ff8d10ff2442104dd3631113b085bae2c94
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
FB2

african.oral.literature.fb2

  • MD5: 6aad4d4df7dc8a8a7e788e1191e9f2cf
  • SHA1: 5e008ee106adad4c248f1f3c87e6833beaa98775
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
MOBI

african.oral.literature.mobi

  • MD5: ad7b27fd86544c2abe261cd6966bc23d
  • SHA1: 92809182cf2376c41eefc5025350db37e2771ec7
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
DJVU

african.oral.literature.djvu

  • MD5: fcc41fbebc05532edeec248436c2ae40
  • SHA1: dc3aeacedddeb8c714f643a4ff1a709e3cae5450
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck