Item description for Encounter with Oral Literature by Okumba Miruka...
The author has undertaken extensive research in oral literature and is the author of A Dictionary of Oral Literature. Here he uses an anthological approach to examine the various genres of oral literature both at the theoretical and analytical level. The anthology emphasises the areas of definition, classification, style and themes. The book is essentially an analysis of the four genres of riddles, proverbs, oral poetry and narratives. It introduces a new way of looking at oral literature, particularly in the case of riddles and proverbs which have received little analytical attention locally in terms of classifying them and discussing their styles and social functions. The author contends that the four genres exist in a continuum rather than as disparate phenomena.
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Studio: East African Educ. Publ.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1980
Publisher East African Educ. Publ.
ISBN 9966466916 ISBN13 9789966466914
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