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Title:A Review of African Oral Traditions and Literature
Author:Scheub, Harold
Year:1985
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:28
Issue:2-3
Period:June-September
Pages:1-72
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:oral traditions
literature
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524603
Abstract:This article is more or less divided in two parts. The first part describes (Ancient) Egyptian oral and literary tradition and the influence of Islam (after the Arab invasion of Egypt in A.D. 641) on African oral and literary tradition, notably of the Hausa and Swahili. In the second part the author gives many examples of how African literature has been involved from the beginning in a complex dialogue with the oral tradition, thematically as well as formally. Notes, ref.
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