TITLE

The elder and his elbow: Twelve interpretations of an Akan proverb

AUTHOR(S)
van der Geest, Sjaak
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall96, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p110
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the different interpretations of an Akan proverb. Proverbs as the domain of the elder; Elders as receptacle of traditional knowledge; Lack of unanimity about the proverb; Creative potential of the body as a source of symbolic images.
ACCESSION #
9704022087

 

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