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Title:Cross-cultural problems in the teaching of literature: the case of African oral literature
Author:Bamikunle, Aderemi
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:literary education
folk tales (form)
Abstract:This article, which grew out of personal experiences at making literature from one village understood outside the language area, examines the problems of a teacher or a translator encounter when he attempts to create a reasonable level of understanding of a literature in the mind of one who grew up in a different culture. It also examines the example of poetic songs with reference to the problems of relating one culture's literature to another. These songs are from a collection of songs made in a Yoruba village called Ufe (spelt Iffe by the colonial administrators, which spelling is still retained in all official documents). This village is in Ijumu Local Government area of Kwara State.