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Title:African oral literature and education: interactions and intersections
Editor:Merolla, DanielaISNI
Periodical:Nordic Journal of African Studies (ISSN 1459-9465)
City of publisher:Helsinki
Publisher:Helsinki University Press
Geographic terms:Africa
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
South Africa
Subjects:oral literature
child rearing
folk tales
Gbaya (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo)
External links:https://njas.fi/njas/issue/view/49
Abstract:The studies of oral literature are countless, and the educational function of storytelling is certainly one of recurring topics. However, there continue to be opportunities for researching and reflecting on the education created and transmitted by oral genres. The authors of this issue of the Nordic Journal of African Studies have accepted the challenge to write about teaching/learning processes through oral literatures in African communities. The articles presented in this volume are a selection that were submitted to a double peer review of the papers presented at the ISOLA Conference (International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa) that was held in Abidjan in 2014. Contributions: Introduction: African oral literature and education: interactions and intersections (D. Merolla); Expressing parenthood through oral storytelling: educational relationships in a corpus of Bwa folktales from Mali (C. Leguy, A. Dembele, J.T. Diarra and P. Diarra); The pedagogic structure of Igbo folktale: Lejja tortoise tales a case study (U. E. Madu); Poétique du langage initiatique dans la littérature orale: encodage et décodage de la parole sage (A. Y. Bédjo); La littérature orale traditionnelle, un instrument d'éducation? L'exemple des Dioula de Kong (un groupe manding de Côte-d'Ivoire) (J. Derive); Learning to say 'no' in new Chisungu initiation rituals (A.-M. Dauphin-Tinturier); Radio advertisement and Yoruba oral genres (O. Olaiya and A. Taiwo); Unique promotional music strategy in Mrs. Itedjere's 'Cooking made easy' (H. R. Idamoyibo and O. A. Idamoyibo); Quel rôle peut jouer le conte traditionnel dans l'éducation moderne? Une réflexion à partir de la situation des Gbaya d'Afrique centrale (P. Roulon-Doko); Nouvelles figures de Sarraounia à l'école et dans les médias: notes sur les usages de la littérature orale à l'ère de la reproductibilité numérique (E. Bertho); Indigenous music in a new role (A. A. Idamoyibo); Technauriture as an educational tool in South Africa (R. H. Kaschula); Exhibiting intangible heritage in a museum: the voices of Africa experience (S. Bornand and C. Leguy). [ASC Leiden abstract]