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Title:Stylistic techniques and formulary devices in the Mwindo epic for the Banyanga
Author:Biebuyk, Daniel P.
Periodical:Cultures et développement
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:Nyanja language
folk tales (form)
Abstract:The Nyanga live in the rain forest of eastern Zaire. The Mwindo epic is formulated in Nyanga, an unquestionable member of the large Bantu group of languages spoken in widely scattered areas of West Central, Central, East, and South Africa. Sections: Preface (the materials and sources on which this study is based; comparative analysis of the entire introductory segment; examination of the entire text of the Mwindo epic; general data derived from other published Banyanga epics referred to as epics II, III, IV; general data based on a short epic text about Chief Muhuya and his daughter, Kahindo Ngarya) - Introduction - The text of paragraph 1 - Analysis of the published paragraph 1 - Manipulation of formulas by the bard - The rythmic patterns of the Mwindo epic - A concluding note. Bibliogr.