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The Resource African oral epic poetry : praising the deeds of a mythic hero, by Fritz H. Pointer ; with a translation of The epic of Kambili (as recited by Seydou Camara) ; translated from Mande into English by Charles S. Bird, with Mamadou Koita and Bourama Soumaoro ; with a foreword by Daniel Kunene

African oral epic poetry : praising the deeds of a mythic hero, by Fritz H. Pointer ; with a translation of The epic of Kambili (as recited by Seydou Camara) ; translated from Mande into English by Charles S. Bird, with Mamadou Koita and Bourama Soumaoro ; with a foreword by Daniel Kunene

Label
African oral epic poetry : praising the deeds of a mythic hero
Title
African oral epic poetry
Title remainder
praising the deeds of a mythic hero
Statement of responsibility
by Fritz H. Pointer ; with a translation of The epic of Kambili (as recited by Seydou Camara) ; translated from Mande into English by Charles S. Bird, with Mamadou Koita and Bourama Soumaoro ; with a foreword by Daniel Kunene
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • man
  • eng
Summary
Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be treated as an epic myth that was pieced together by different authors over several centuries, which may or may not have been the result of observing real events
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Pointer, Fritz H
Index
index present
Language note
English, with English translation from Mandingo
LC call number
PL8491.7
LC item number
.P65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bird, Charles S.
  • Koita, Mamadou
  • Soumaoro, Bourama
  • Kamara, Seyidu
  • Pointer, Fritz H
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Mandingo
  • Epic poetry, African
  • Mandingo poetry
  • Oral tradition
  • Griots
  • Heroes
  • Epic poetry, African
  • Epic poetry, Mandingo
  • Griots
  • Heroes
  • Mandingo poetry
  • Oral tradition
  • Mandingvölker
  • Heldenepos
  • Manding
  • Mündliche Überlieferung
  • Africa, West
  • Westafrika
Label
African oral epic poetry : praising the deeds of a mythic hero, by Fritz H. Pointer ; with a translation of The epic of Kambili (as recited by Seydou Camara) ; translated from Mande into English by Charles S. Bird, with Mamadou Koita and Bourama Soumaoro ; with a foreword by Daniel Kunene
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in 2012, with Pointer rather than Bird credited as translator, under the title: A translation into English of the epic of Kambili (an African mythic hero)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some background on the epic -- Griots and griottes : composers and performers -- Kambili and history -- The hero of the epic -- Poet and accompanists -- Modes and methods of composition in Kambili -- Praise songs, traditional religion and Islam -- Birth, tasks and triumph of Kambili -- In praise of Kambili Sananfila -- The story : a synopsis -- The epic of Kambili
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780773440876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012038968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)814301582
  • (OCoLC)ocn814301582
Label
African oral epic poetry : praising the deeds of a mythic hero, by Fritz H. Pointer ; with a translation of The epic of Kambili (as recited by Seydou Camara) ; translated from Mande into English by Charles S. Bird, with Mamadou Koita and Bourama Soumaoro ; with a foreword by Daniel Kunene
Publication
Note
Published in 2012, with Pointer rather than Bird credited as translator, under the title: A translation into English of the epic of Kambili (an African mythic hero)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some background on the epic -- Griots and griottes : composers and performers -- Kambili and history -- The hero of the epic -- Poet and accompanists -- Modes and methods of composition in Kambili -- Praise songs, traditional religion and Islam -- Birth, tasks and triumph of Kambili -- In praise of Kambili Sananfila -- The story : a synopsis -- The epic of Kambili
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780773440876
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012038968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)814301582
  • (OCoLC)ocn814301582

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