Bukusu Stories

ab 14,90 

Jan J. de Wolf With the Collaboration of K.F. de Blois

Sixty Chingano from Western Kenya. Bukusu Texts and English Translations

ISBN 978-3-8258-8503-8
Band-Nr. 17
Jahr 2005
Seiten 176
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Story telling was still a vital art in western Kenya in the second half of
the twentieth century, as several collections published in East Africa
testify. However, most of these books contain only English language
versions and have adopted literary conventions which are not
characteristic of oral performances. In this volume sixty stories are
presented in one of the local languages which follow closely the oral
format, based on actual recordings, together with faithful translations in
English. The stories were collected around 1970 and show a wide variety of
themes and modes of delivery.