African Oral Epic Poetry: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero - With a Transcription of The Epic of Kambili (as Recited by Seydou Camara, the Griot)

African Oral Epic Poetry: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero - With a Transcription of The Epic of Kambili (as Recited by Seydou Camara, the Griot)

By: Fritz Pointer (author)Hardback

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A major critical edition and English translation of this important African epic myth.

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Contents

Foreword by Daniel P. Kunene; Chapter 1: Some Background on the Epic; Chapter 2: Griots and Griottes: Composers and Performers; Chapter 3: Kambili and History; Chapter 4: The Hero of the Epic; Chapter 5: Poet and Accompanists; Chapter 6: Modes and Methods of Composition in Kambili; Chapter 7: Praise Songs, Traditional Religion and Islam; Chapter 8: Birth, Tasks and Triumph of Kambili; Chapter 9: In Praise of Kambili Sananfila; Chapter 10: The Story: A Synopsis; The Epic of Kambili (translated to English).

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780773440876
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780773440876
  • ISBN10: 0773440879

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