Voicing the text : South African oral poetry and performance /

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Author / Creator:Brown, Duncan, 1964-
Imprint:Cape Town ; New York : Oxford University Press ; Johannesburg : Thorold's Africana Books [distributor], 1998.
Description:291 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject:South African poetry -- History and criticism.
Oral tradition -- South Africa.
Oral tradition.
South African poetry.
South Africa.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3855986
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Notes:Distributor from label on p. 2 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-275) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Society of the Text: The Oral Literature of the / Xam Bushmen
  • 2. Poetry, History, Nation: The Praises of Shaka kasenZANGAKHONA
  • 3. Orality and Christianity: The Hymns of Isaiah Shembe and the Church of the Nazarites
  • 4. Black Consciousness, Tradition, and Modernity: Ingoapele Madingoane's 'Black Trial'
  • 5. Poetry, Politics, and Performance: Mzwakhe Mbuli and Alfred Qabula.