The Tongue is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid

The Tongue is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid


Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This work presents the voices of the South African oral tradition - the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers - documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it.

About Author

Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of many books, including Story, The Poem in the Story, The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid, and The World and the Word, all published by the University Of Wisconsin Press.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780299150945
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780299150945
  • ISBN10: 0299150941

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly