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Author Mushengyezi, Aaron.

Title Oral literature for children : rethinking orality, literacy, performance, and documentation practices / Aaron Mushengyezi.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 347 pages).
text file
Series Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English ; v. 154
Cross/cultures ; v154.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Oral Forms for Children: Audience, Form, and Social Relevance; 2 "Let Me Tell You a Story, Let Me Tell You a Story!" On Text Structure and Narrative Strategies; 3 From Tape to the Page; 4 On the Translation Process; Afterword; Appendix: Texts; A: Runyankore-Rukiga Riddles; B: Runyarwanda-Rufumbira Riddles; C: Luganda Riddles; D: Runyankore-Rukiga Children's Songs; E: Runyarwanda-Rufumbira Children's Songs; F: Luganda Children's Songs; G: Runyankore-Rukiga Folktales.
H: Runyarwanda-Rufumbira FolktalesI: Luganda Folktales; Informants for Oral Narrative and Interviews; Works Cited; Index.
Summary This book is the first ever major effort to document and study hundreds of texts from an African (Ugandan) oral culture for children - folktales, riddles, and rhymes - and at the same time to make them available in the local languages and to focus on their cultural and national value. The author surveys the history of collecting in Uganda and situates the texts in their broader geographical, historical, socio-cultural and educational setting, including the early collecting efforts of heritage-minded Ugandans and European missionaries. Most of this preservational work is elusive and under-explo.
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Subject Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature.
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, English.
Folk literature.
Folk literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Mushengyezi, Aaron. Oral Literature for Children : Rethinking Orality, Literacy, Performance, and Documentation Practices. Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2013 9789042036178
ISBN 9789401208888 (electronic book)
9401208883 (electronic book)