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Title:A comparative analysis of two Chadic tales
Author:Adwiraah, E.ISNI
Periodical:Afrika und Übersee: Sprachen, Kulturen
Geographic term:Chad
folk tales
Mukulu language
Abstract:European versions of African tales are more often than not reduced to summaries of the stories concerned. The literary features which actually make a tale a piece of verbal art are encapsulated in its linguistic and structural form and can only be revealed with a certain mastery of the original language. This is shown by a structural analysis of two Mokilko tales, 'Hyena and Panther', and 'Elephant and Camel'. Mokilko is a Chadic language, spoken by the Mokilagi of Mukulu, which is located at the foot of Mount Gera, Chad. The tales were collected between 1971 and 1978 by H. Jungraithmayr and were published in German in 1981. Bibliogr., notes, ref.