TITLE

Narrative proverbs in the African novel

AUTHOR(S)
Obiechina, Emmanuel
PUB. DATE
December 1993
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter93, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Reports on the interplay of orality and literacy in African literature. Resiliency of oral culture to disappearance in the face of contact with writing; Occurrence of a synthesis in which characteristics of the oral culture survive and are absorbed, assimilated, extended and re-organized within a new cultural experience; Absorption of vital aspects of oral literature into written literature.
ACCESSION #
9405244108

 

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