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'N Evaluering Van Die Verklarende Handwoordeboek Van Die Afrikaanse Taal As Standaard Verklarende Woordeboek, Michele Van Der Merwe Nov 1994

'N Evaluering Van Die Verklarende Handwoordeboek Van Die Afrikaanse Taal As Standaard Verklarende Woordeboek, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Critical evaluation of the Verklarende Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal. Argues that the treatment of multilexical items in the HAT is not satisfactory at present. Offers suggestions to remedy the situation.


Exploring The Contributions Of John G. Jackson To African Historiography, C. Anthony Usher May 1994

Exploring The Contributions Of John G. Jackson To African Historiography, C. Anthony Usher

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This thesis offers a comprehensive examination of the intellectual contributions of John Glover Jackson, an African American historian. Jackson, similiar to many other African American scholars, is self trained in the field of African history. This self training is a crucial element in this presentation for it is an attempt to present the autodidact's efforts and contributions as valid. This attempt reviews the archeological, anthropological, and cultural evidence presented by Jackson relating to his interpretations of man, God, and civilization.

The methodology utilized in this research consists mainly of examining secondary data. Primary materials include interviews, video recordings, and ...


Oral Literary Criticism And The Performance Of The Igbo Epic, Chukwuma Azuonye Jan 1994

Oral Literary Criticism And The Performance Of The Igbo Epic, Chukwuma Azuonye

Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series

This paper is a continuation of a series of studies in which I have been looking at various aspects of the possible relationships between the poetics of oral epic performance among the Ohafia Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria and traditional aesthetic principles as voiced by local connoisseurs, ordinary listeners, and the bards themselves, either in the course of performances or in interviews recorded outside the various performance contexts. As I have pointed out in the earlier studies (Azuonye 1983, 1990a-d, and 1992), oral literary criticism is by no means peripheral to the Ohafia Igbo oral epic tradition. My field investigations ...


The Author(Ity) Of The Text: The Dialectic Tension Between Fidelity And Creative Freedom -- The Case Of Wole Soyinka's “Free” Translation Of D. O. Fagunwa's Ogboju Ode, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1994

The Author(Ity) Of The Text: The Dialectic Tension Between Fidelity And Creative Freedom -- The Case Of Wole Soyinka's “Free” Translation Of D. O. Fagunwa's Ogboju Ode, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

Partant de la premisse selon laquelle toute traduction est necessairement une inter­ pretation, on examine la traduction de Wale Soyinka d'un texte yoruba de D. 0. Fagunwa et on discute du probleme de la liberte en traduction en commenr;ant par bien situer l' auteur et le texte dans leur contexte culture! et politique.

The sense of an author, generally speaking, is to be sacred and inviolable. (John Dryden, Preface to the Translation of Ovid's Epistles, 1680)

Le traducteur n' est maftre de rien; ii est oblige de suivre partout son auteur, de se plier a toutes ces ...


The Heinemann Book Of African Women's Writing By Charlotte H. Bruner, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith Jan 1994

The Heinemann Book Of African Women's Writing By Charlotte H. Bruner, Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith

Goodrich Scholarship Faculty Publications

African Rhapsody, an anthology containing the work of twenty-five contemporary writers, prides itself on its diversity of topics from sixteen countries of North, South, East, and West Africa. In this fine harvest authentic stories are told by African writers about African characters and the overwhelming realities of their lives in Africa. Where similar anthologies have focused primarily on sto­ries written in English with a few token translations from the French, African Rhapsody gives breadth not only to sto­ries written originally in English but also to translated sto­ries-five from French, three from Arabic, and one from Portuguese. The ...


Oral Literary Criticism And The Performance Of The Igbo Epic, Chukwuma Azuonye Dec 1993

Oral Literary Criticism And The Performance Of The Igbo Epic, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

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