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Reviews - forms of folklore
Books and the Arts

Folk tales and literature; Story telling in an African village and comment on the Transcription Centre discussion on oral literary expression.

Daughters of the sun

This extract from "Daughters of the Sun" is a story within a story. A traveller and collector of legends is told the story by an old lady in repayment for his carrying her heavy water pot.

The oral tradition

Discussion around the ramifications of what is generally referred to as the African oral tradition.

Above all is poetry

In the vast field of African oral literature, the folktale is after all only one form of the prose material, and probably the lesser part of the whole, for poetry covered every aspect of a man's life.

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