The oral and beyond : doing things with words in Africa / Ruth Finnegan
- Finnegan, Ruth H.
- Oxford : James Currey ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press ; Pietermaritzburg : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
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- Introducing words -- The reflective practice of speech and language : a West African example -- How to do things with words among the Limba -- The arts and action of Limba story-telling -- Stories of Africa, stories about Africa -- Literature as oral, the oral as literature -- Is oral literature composed in performance? -- Time, performance and literature -- Constructing 'oral literature in Africa' : hindsights a generation later -- Creating texts : transformation and enscription -- Conceptualising oral texts and beyond -- Words, the human attribute?
- 9780226249711 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780226249728 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781847010001 (cloth : James Currey), 1847010008 (cloth : James Currey), 9781847010018 (pbk. : James Currey), 1847010016 (pbk. : James Currey), 0226249719 (cloth : alk. paper), and 0226249727 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index.
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