African Oral Literature


Now in its fourth edition Introduction to African Oral Literature is an established and popular textbox for students and lecturers alike. It provides a lively, clear and comprehensive introduction to Folktales, Myths, Songs, Epic Narratives and Legends, which are major forms of Oral-aural artistic representation in traditional African societies in which they are utilized in the daily rites of life.

Written essentially as an introductory text for the teaching of the subject, it offers invaluable insights, numerous examples, and discussional approaches to the study of oral literature as a social-functional art form

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This book is designed and written to promote the public understanding of African Oral traditions and foundation of African people’s culture, beliefs, values, and the basis of their socialization, philosophy and morality. Secondly, it is to provide a means for the effective teaching of the subject.


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