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Title:C.M. Doke and the development of Bantu literature
Author:Maake, Nhlanhla P.ISNI
Periodical:African Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Bantu languages
oral literature (form)
literature (form)
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00020189308707779
Abstract:Clement Martyn Doke (1893-1980) was a linguist specialized in Bantu languages. This article provides an overview of his contribution to the development of Bantu literature in South Africa. It recognizes four ways in which Doke made his mark: his early collections of what he referred to as wisdom-lore; his encouraging reviews of newly published works in journals such as Bantu Studies (later African Studies), of which he was editor from 1931 to 1953, and South African Outlook); his consistent review of developments in the field of literature qua literature; his consistency in encouraging translations of classical works from other languages. Bibliogr., note.