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Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology

Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology

Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
SKU: 9781580465113
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Examines the Ozidi Saga - one of Africa's best-known epics - as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic - a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son - both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific soci
Examines the Ozidi Saga - one of Africa's best-known epics - as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic - a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son - both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta and the country as a whole. Okpewho examines various iterations of the saga, including a performance of the entire saga in 1963 in Ibadan by the folk artist Okabou Okobolo. This performance was subsequently transcribed, translated, and edited by the renowned Nigerian poet, playwright, and scholar John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo.
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ISBN13 9781580465113
Publisher Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Contributor By (author) Isidore Okpewho
Publication Date 2014-01-07
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 296
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 434
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Examines the Ozidi Saga - one of Africa's best-known epics - as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic - a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son - both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta and the country as a whole. Okpewho examines various iterations of the saga, including a performance of the entire saga in 1963 in Ibadan by the folk artist Okabou Okobolo. This performance was subsequently transcribed, translated, and edited by the renowned Nigerian poet, playwright, and scholar John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781580465113
Publisher Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Contributor By (author) Isidore Okpewho
Publication Date 2014-01-07
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 296
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 156 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 434
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