Epilogue: ways back and forward

Finnegan, Ruth (2002). Epilogue: ways back and forward. In: Kaschula, Russell H. ed. African oral literature: Functions in contemporary contexts. Claremont, South Africa: New Africa Books, pp. 274–285.

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This comprehensive book fills a void in the contemporaneous study of oral literature in Africa. The place of oral literature within Africa´s literary tapestry is fully explored in this work.
Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. African Oral Literature: Functions in Contemporary Contexts refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting twenty–two superlative chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The book expertly analyses how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalisation.

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