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African Oral Literature: Backgrounds, Character, And Continuity By Isidore Okpewho, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jul 1993

African Oral Literature: Backgrounds, Character, And Continuity By Isidore Okpewho, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

Along with the publication of his two earlier scholarly works, The Epic in Africa (1979) and Myth in Africa (1983), Isidore Okpewho's latest book, African Oral Literature, seems to have completed the natural course of scholarship "in the field," as Afracanists continue their scholarly attempts ar (re)visioning/(re)writing African oral traditions and literatures from an "insider" perspective--from the horse's moth, so to speak.


Literary Translation And Culture Consciousness: The Experience Of Translating D.O. Fagunwa's Igbo Olodumare From Yoruba Into English, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jun 1993

Literary Translation And Culture Consciousness: The Experience Of Translating D.O. Fagunwa's Igbo Olodumare From Yoruba Into English, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

Le processus de traduction implique l'interprétation précise du sens contextuel du texte-source dans la mesure où les contraintes syntaxiques et associatives de la langue cible le permettent. À cette fin, le traducteur littéraire doit se poser les questions fondamentales suivantes avant de commencer la traduction d'une œuvre : quelle est l'essence stylistique de l'original ? quels en sont l'intention et le but ? Que faire lorsque le texte est culturellement marqué ? C'est en tenant compte de ces interrogations que nous examinerons la traduction du yoruba à l'anglais de Igbo Olodumare de D.O. Fagunwa.


The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice Apr 1993

The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The novels written by Paule Marshall are examined chronologically to demonstrate how Africa functions and is represented in her works. Published interviews and essays by Marshall are also examined, as well as critical analysis of her works by scholars.

Africa is present in Paule Marshall's novels through ritual, history, language, and myth. Paule Marshall's work demonstrates how Africanisms operate in the United States and in the Caribbean. She articulates the need for people throughout the African diaspora to confront and use the past as a vehicle for empowerment. Marshall's protagonists are women who find that when they ...


Review Of Isidore Okpewho's Epic In Africa (New Edition)., Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 1993

Review Of Isidore Okpewho's Epic In Africa (New Edition)., Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

Review of Isidore Okpewho's The Epic in Africa: Towards a Poetics of the Oral Performance. [Revised paperback edition.] xvii, 288 pp. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.


Lexicography In West Africa: Preparing A Bilingual Kisi-English Dictionary, George Tucker Childs Jan 1993

Lexicography In West Africa: Preparing A Bilingual Kisi-English Dictionary, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper presents some of the issues involved in preparing a bilingual dictionary for Kisi, an underdocumented language spoken in West Africa. Because the language possesses little in the way of literacy materials, fundamental issues as to orthography, word division, etc., had to be considered. In addition, no grammar of the language (or its closest congeners) was available and thus basic grammatical analysis had to be performed simultaneously. I briefly consider some of these problems, discussing the use of the lexical data base programs known as LEXWARE. I then focus on the specific problems raised by the expressive word class ...


Review Of Isidore Okpewho's Epic In Africa New Edition)., Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1992

Review Of Isidore Okpewho's Epic In Africa New Edition)., Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

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