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Title:Performing wisdom: proverbial lore in modern Ugandan Society
Editors:Dipio, DominicaISNI
Sillars, StuartISNI
Periodical:Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society (ISSN 0932-9714)
City of publisher:Amsterdam
ISBN:9789042038110; 9789401210584
Geographic terms:Uganda
folk tales
oral literature
External link:https://brill.com/view/journals/mata/42/1/mata.42.issue-1.xml
Abstract:This is the third collection of essays produced under the research project 'The role of Ugandan folklore as repository of traditional wisdom' conducted jointly by the University of Makerere and the University of Bergen. The essays reflect on the role of the spoken word in its many forms - as riddles, proverbs, origin stories and praise poetry. Contributions: Introduction: folklore and cultural memory: promises and pitfalls (Lene Johannessen); Survival of the fittest and stories of cannibalism (Wotsuna Khamalwa); Mythical implications in the origin stories of the Baganda and Bagishu (Saidah Namayanja); The concept of heroism among the Bunyoro (Cindy E. Magara); Traditional leadership wisdoms and their contemporary parallels: the Madi of Uganda (Dominica Dipio); Audience perspectives on the music festivals phenomenon in Buganda (Susan Nalugwa Kiguli); Proverbial imagery in contemporary political discourse in Uganda (Abasi Kiyimba); Riddling among the Banyankore and Baganda of Uganda (Aaron Mushengyezi); The popular form and structure of riddle discourse in Lusoga (Gulere Wambi); The potential role of orature in fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS (Danson Sylvester Kahyana); 'Mudo': the Soga 'Little Red Riding Hood' (Lillian Bukaayi Tibasiima); Transplanting the pumpkin: folktales in new media formats for children's instruction (Edgar Nabutanyi); 'Heed my voice': children's song in the wake of child sacrifice (Isaac Tibasiima); Afterword: ancestral voices prophesying (Stuart Sillars). The last section, 'Marketplace', edited by Gordon Collier, contains contributions on works by Nigerian authors Chinua Achebe (Uzoechi Nwagbaka), Wole Soyinka (Ignatius Chukwumah), Buchi Emecheta (Omolola A. Ladele), Richard Maduku (Dele Bamidele and Rotimi Agbana), Julie Okoh and Stella 'Dia Oyedepo (H. Oby Okolocha and Sophia I. Akhuemokhan), Malawian writer Steve Chimombo (Bright Molande) and Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou (Robert Nathan). [ASC Leiden abstract]