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Title:Tale and trickster in Yoruba verbal art
Author:Pin, Deirdre La
Year:1980
Periodical:Research in African Literatures
Volume:11
Issue:3
Pages:327-341
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Yoruba
trickster tales
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3818279
Abstract:Yoruba tales are identified with a mode by the context in which their performance takes place. One distinct model type is Ól˛, which means non-true, fiction. The single most prevalent character in Yoruba tradition is the wily hero Tortoise. His field of action is the Ól˛. The article describes this Trickster Tortoise. Tortoise and Ól˛ when combined give a picture of a marginal man in a marginal world. Notes.
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