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Oral literature of the Luo

by Simon Okumba Miruka

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Published by East African Educational Publishers in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) -- Folklore.,
    • Folk literature, Luo.,
    • Oral tradition -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementOkumba Miruka.
      GenreFolklore.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR356.42.L83 M57 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination200 p. ;
      Number of Pages200
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3983984M
      ISBN 109966250867
      LC Control Number2001311389

      This is a new title from the Kenyan publisher who is publishing works of scholarship on the oral literature of the different groups in Kenya. The background is the rich repository in oral literature of the enduring wisdom and cultural values of the peoples of Africa. Within the proverbs and riddles, oral narratives and songs, philosophical and material cultures are captured and . Book Reviews A funny, touching, sly and altogether delightful novel. Washington Post Book World Set in a rural Chinese province in the early s, during the horrifying period of Communist "reeducation" known as the Cultural Revolution, Sijie's book tells the story of two privileged friends forced into a life of backbreaking labor for the state.

      oral literature kenya pdf Download oral literature kenya pdf or read online here in PDF or EPUB. Please click button to get oral literature kenya pdf book now. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. These tales (included in the author's book East Africa: Societies and Environments) come from Naomi Kipury's Oral Literature of the Maasai (Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, ) and Kenyan Oral Narratives by K. Adagala and W. Kabira (Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, ). They are but a small sample of the great.

      The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition. Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature. Africa possesses both written and unwritten traditions. The former are relatively well known—at any rate the recent writings in European languages (much work remains to be publicized on earlier Arabic and . Oral Literature in Africa (World Oral Literature) by Ruth Finnegan is an interesting perspective and study on the tradition of oral storytelling, especially in African countries. Oral Literature in Africa (World Oral Literature) by Ruth Finnegan is a comprehensive study guide with a well-researched look into the history of oral folklore and.


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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 4/5(3). Oral Literature of the Luo 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 Oral literature of the Luo book.

Oral Literature of the Luo (Vitabu Vya Sayari Series, 8) (English and Luo Edition) (Luo) Paperback – January 1, by Okumba Miruka (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1). Oral literature of the Luo. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, (OCoLC) Online version: Miruka, Simon Okumba.

Oral literature of the Luo. Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Simon Okumba Miruka. 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 Pages: 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. show more. Publication date Title Variation Oral literature: the educational values of the Luo oral narratives ISBN Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Oral literature of the Luo in SearchWorks catalog. 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.

Lightning Source for Open Book Publishers Oral Literature in 4 8/28/12 PM. To all my teachers and to all those students who may find this work of some use in their study of the oral literatures of Africa and of the world.

Luo, the Luo oral narratives. Oral narratives form an important genre of oral litera­ ture whioh is recognised and accepted as literature within the context in which the term literature is used in this thesis. The term literature here does not refer to written literature only, but is used in its widest context including.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Asenath Bole Odaga ( – ) was a Kenyan publisher and author of novels, plays, children's books, and other literary works.

Odaga also promoted literature in Kenyan languages and the study of oral literature by writing in Luo and co-authoring a guide to oral literature. Luo Oral Literature. Nairobi: East African Publishing House, I 59 pages. Keep My Words is a pioneer anthology of Luo oral literature.

It is a collection of tales that deals with the issues that have always fascinated the ordinary Luo. Scottish Life and Society: Oral literature and performance culture Volume 10 of Scottish Life and Society: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, European Ethnological Research Centre: Contributor: European Ethnological Research Centre: Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Original from: Indiana University: Digitized: ISBN:   Oral literature is a term generally applied to spoken literary traditions such as folk tales, musical theater, proverbs, riddles, life histories, plays.

First, what is oral literature. It means spoken literature, or literature by word of mouth, which makes it a controversial term. Scholars like J. Ong argue that it is a contradiction in terms since the conservative view is that ‘literature’ should. Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published inand since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field.

Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the continent of Africa.4/5(4). The miracle of the flat inscribable surface and Gutenberg’s genius aside, even the electronic revolution cannot challenge the long-term preeminence of the oral tradition.

("Introduction" by John Foley)” ― E. Anne Mackay, Mnemosyne, Supplements, Signs of Orality: The Oral Tradition and Its Influence in the Greek and Roman World. This book is the first volume in the World Oral Literature Series, an ongoing collaboration between OBP and World Oral Literature Project.

A free online archive of recordings and photographs that Finnegan made during her fieldwork in the late s is hosted by the World Oral Literature Project (http:) and can also be accessed from publisher's. 1. The 'oral' nature of African unwritten literature The significance of performance in actualization, transmission, and composition.

Audience and occasion. Implications for the study of oral literature. Oral art as literature. DOI: /OBP 2. The perception of African oral literature Nineteenth-century approaches and collections.There is a wealth of early Chinese literature dating from the Hundred Schools of Thought that occurred during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (– BC).

The most important of these include the Classics of Confucianism, of Daoism, of Mohism, of Legalism, as well as works of military science and Chinese that, except for the books of poems and songs, most of this literature .So much work has been done on African oral literature in the two decades since the publication of Ruth Finnegan's epoch-making and immensely useful Oral Literature in Africa that there is need for a more up-to-date critical introduction such as I have tried to provide in this book.

In addition to the insights I have gained from the extensive fieldwork and analyses undertaken by .