Item description for Oral Literature of the Luo (Vitabu Vya Sayari Series, 8) by Okumba Miruka...
This is the sixth title in a series of titles focussing on the oral literary tradition of various East African ethnic groups - the Maasai, the Embu and the Mbeere amongst others - published by EAEP. Okumba Miruka, particularly known for his contribution to oral literature in Kenya, sets out to contexualise his subject by first explaining about the Luo people and culture - from migratory patterns and economic activity to the concept of divinity, death, warfare and Luo cuisine and eating culture. He then approaches the oral literature of the Luo through the genres of riddles, proverbs, poetry and narratives. For each genre, he offers a general introduction, notes on style, convention, performance and social function, and a wide range of samples, or 'primary texts' with commentaries.
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Studio: East African Educ. Publ.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher East African Educ. Publ.
ISBN 9966250867 ISBN13 9789966250865
Availability 70 units. Availability accurate as of May 26, 2017 09:00.
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