Allegorical Speculation in an Oral Society. The Tabwa Narrative Tradition.


Here is a very serious technical item based on Philology, the science of language, especially in its historical and comparative aspects, as used in stories, plays, poems and pictures in which the meaning or message is presented symbolically. The people chosen for this study call themselves Tabwa, and live in Northern Zambia. The author lived amongst these people for 2 years and studied their method of oral narrative ( or inshimi) a traditional form of story telling

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Limp printed card covers,in a nice clean and sharp condition.Size 10×7 pp X+230,inc,bibliography,glossary,some reproduced b/w photographic plates as portraits.Hinges strong,Binding tight (suggest unread).No foxing,staining or browning.Internally clean and bright throughout.


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