TITLE

Griottes: Female voices from West Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Hale, Thomas A.
PUB. DATE
September 1994
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall94, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Analyzes the differences between the male and female griots from West Africa and explains the exclusion of females from textual studies. Emerging visibility of griots in western popular culture; Social function and verbal art of griots as artisans of the spoken and sung word; Introduction of griots in Alex Haley's narrative `Roots'; Role of communications technology in the training of griots.
ACCESSION #
9502141381

 

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