Oral literature

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  • African Oral Literature: The Contributions Of African Oral Literature

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    The desire of writers of African oral literature to preserve, assert and showcase their rich cultural heritage to the outside world informed the transfer of oral traditions into the written form. From the colonial era till date, African writers in all genres have taken this as a great challenge to promote this literary tradition.In view of this, writers such as Amos Tutuola, Chinua Achebe, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, Wole Soyinka, NgugiWaThiog’o, Ferdinand Oyono, MugoBeti, and a host of others

  • Orality In Oral Literature

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    Among the oral literature properties is being a committed literature that doesn't know the logic of art for art's sake neither the expression of emotions and individual selfishness, in this process Liz Gunner an American professor and anthropologist says in her article Africa and Orality that; “orality was the means by which Africa made its existence and its history long before the colonial and imperial presence of the West manifested itself. In this sense, orality needs to be seen not simply as

  • Literature Review On Oral Feeding

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    this systematic review is to determine the effects of non-nutritive sucking (NNS) intervention on the feeding skills of preterm infants. Method: A literature review was conducted to identify the effectiveness and primary outcomes of feeding interventions based upon improvement of NNS intervention. Articles included information on NNS intervention and oral stimulation that compared the two types of intervention. Thirteen experimental studies were analyzed and used in the review. Participants: A total

  • Examples Of Double Colonization In Oral Literature

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    The Second feature of the elements the oral literature is the double-colonization.is shown through the alienation of the white man’s education system In Globalectics Ngugi discusses double colonization as something that changes the way the oral literature of Africa is perceived and that it is of less value from the language of the colonizers and its written form. Double-Colonization can be seen in the alienation in Matiagari, it shows by people's alienation to the ideologies or the system around

  • Elements Of Magical Realism

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    mundane. There are three main elements to magical realism which are that it is one set in an otherwise ordinary world, two the magical and the ordinary are put together so well it makes the magical seem normal and third the story bears the influences of oral tradition. Magical realism is a story that is set in an otherwise ordinary world, with familiar historical and/or cultural realities. For example in “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” what they assume to be an angel is found sitting in the mud outside

  • No One Hears Words on a Page: The Native American Oral Tradition

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    The impact of contemporary Native American authors is not diminished by the fact they fail to fully transcribe tales of the oral tradition into an equally successful literary story. The basic elements of the oral tradition are technically adhered to but the interaction between audience and the teller is absent. The lack of personal interaction with the histories and ethical tales changes the culture of Native Americans. Literary stories are generally published for public consumption. The public,

  • Aesop's Fable Essay

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    Thoughts on Aesop’s Fable Aesop’s Fable is a book consists of short fables, edited or re-wrote by Aesop. There is a theory that Shakespeare might derive Italian literature. Just like story, fable has its theme, the so-called “moral”. Most time the moral will be stated by the author, while sometimes it need not to be shown. Fable is short but narrative. Its moral is often related to society and life. The moral is something like canon, which can be changed due to the change of the ages. The main character

  • Essay On The Dilemma Of A Ghost

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    Sama Alaa El Feky 900121886 Thursday, April 14, 2016 Professor Monuira Soliman African Literature Essay 2: The Dilemma of A Ghost by Ama Ata Aidoo Considered one of the most respected African plays, The Dilemma of a Ghost revolves around a newly married couple, Ato and Eulalie. Ato’s Ghanaian family has saved tremendously to send him to University in the United States. After he completes his studies, however, Ato surprises his family by returning home with an African-American bride, Eulalie. Spread

  • Reflection Paper

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    writing, and listening to literature for enjoyment has always astounded me. Humans are the most complex animals on Earth, yet literature is still a novelty to some. It might be because of what we learn in school that turns us off from literature, but I may be different. I found a love for poetry and creative writing during my freshman year in high school. It was important for me to project what I could not say outloud, and that is where I felt unified with literature. When I put pen to paper

  • The Fiction of Literature: Folk Tales, Fan Fiction, and Oral Tradition in the Internet Age

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    The Fiction of Literature: Folk Tales, Fan Fiction, and Oral Tradition in the Internet Age In 1951, JRR Tolkien wrote a letter to his publisher, Milton Waldman, in an attempt to describe his vision for The Lord of the Rings. After outlining the scope of his many interconnected plots, Tolkien self-consciously articulated his hopes for his novel’s reception: "Do not laugh! But once upon a time (my crest has long since fallen) I had a mind to make a body of more or less connected legend, ranging from