AFST 3201 African Oral Literatures
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as AFRIC 24.7.
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3 hours; 3 credits
History and development of oral traditions as they relate to the literatures of Africa. Orality and oral composition and the dominant themes and stylistic patterns in folktales, folk songs, fables, epics, and legends of African peoples. Oral poetry and folk drama. Transformation of oral and vernacular traditions in the works of such authors as P?Bitek and Tutuola.
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