Oral Tradition Narratives of the Emai People

ab 92,90 

Ronald P. Schaefer, Francis O. Egbokhare (eds.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-4030-1
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 1999
Seiten 1288
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This collection of seventy prose of narrative samples
represents the only published record of the oral tradition
of the Emai people of southern Nigeria. The narratives are
presented in both Emai orthography and English translation.
They tend to portray everyday cultural practices of the Emai
with human characters or their animal personification. As
such, they provide an initial glimpse of Emai cosmology,
cultural values and social norms as well as a firm
impression of how Emai grammatical resources function in
spontaneous narrative discourse.

Ronald P. Schaefer is Professor at the
College of Arts and
Sciences, Department of English Language and Literature, at
the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Francis O. Egbokhare teaches at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.