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The Bones of the Ancestors are Shaking

Xhosa Oral Poetry in Context

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Paperback

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The Bones of the Ancestors are Shaking by Russell Kaschula
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This work sketches the historical developments of the oral tradition within the Xhosa culture. It examines the changing role of the Imbongi from the 19th Century to present day, from the time where their prime responsibility was praise or reproof of those in power, through their continuance throughout their uneasy relationship with authorities in the apartheid years, and finally to their increasingly public recognition in recent times, particularly in the contexts of political action and public celebration.

Author Biography

Russell H. Kaschula is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Southern African Languages at the University of Cape.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2001
Contributor
Foreword by Ruth Finnegan
Country of Publication
South Africa
Illustrations
references, index
Imprint
Juta Academic
Pages
320
Dimensions
150x220x19
ISBN-13
9780702152078
Product ID
2074158

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