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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Oral Tradition and Sierra Leone History
Author:Fyle, C. Magbaily
Year:1985
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:12
Pages:65-72
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:oral traditions
historiography
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3171712
Abstract:This paper attempts to examine specific problems encountered with the collection and interpretation of oral traditions in Sierra Leone and ways in which these were approached. The author suggests with examples that problems facing oral traditions are not always peculiar to them, as the researcher with written sources faces some similar problems. The author examines some of the problems creating distortion of oral tradition in a number of areas in Sierra Leone. - Notes.
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