Narrating (Hi)stories in West Africa

Edited by: Bea Lundt, Ulrich Marzolph

In West Africa - in contrast to many other regions of the world - traditional oral narratives are still thriving. While verbal art is posited in between activities of preservation and a gradual adaption to the exigencies of modern life, local and regional researchers are actively engaged in studying the related processes. In this book, West-African scholars from different disciplines present their research, discuss current research topics, and reflect new perspectives on narratives in and about West Africa. Their challenging studies provide new perspectives on the state of narrative culture and related research in contemporary West Africa. (Series: Narrating (Hi)stories. Culture and History in Africa / Kultur und Geschichte in Afrika - Vol. 3) [Subject: African Studies, History, Oral Communication]

Publication Date: 2/23/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643905031