TITLE

The Form of Okot p'Bitek's Poetry: Literary Borrowing from Acoli Oral Traditions

AUTHOR(S)
Okumu, Charles
PUB. DATE
September 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall1992, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the form of Okot p'Bitek's poetry, and literary borrowing from Acoli oral traditions in it. The article adds that Acoli traditional culture is a living culture in which folklore contributes to the governing of society. Regularly performed before responsive audiences, Acoli folklore genres are as old as Acoli society itself, but they are also individual creation by means of which people fulfill their psychological needs. Over a period of time, these genres become imprinted on the society's collective consciousness, but each performance is unique in the sense that it takes place at a specific time and place.
ACCESSION #
15517977

 

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