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When orature becomes literature: Somali oral poetry and folktales in Somali novels
(Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012)
The article discusses Somali literature, with particular focus given to the influence of Somali oral poetry and folk tales on modern novels. The difference between the concepts of orature and oral literature is examined, ...
Matters of age: An introduction to ageing, intergenerationality and gender in Africa
(Taylor & Francis and UNISA, 2012)
This introductory essay to this special issue of Agenda draws together a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary literature on ageing, intergenerationality and gender, and locates the significance of writing from Africa within this ...
Border crossings in the African travel narratives of Ibn Battuta, Richard Burton and Paul Theroux
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
This article compares the representation of African borders in the 14th-century travelogue of Ibn Battuta, the 19th-century travel narrative of Richard Burton and the 21st-century travel writing of Paul Theroux. It ...