African oral literature backgrounds character and continuity contents preface . African oral literature backgrounds character and continuity responsibility isidore okpewho the study of african oral literature what is ooral literatureo an interest in culture an interest in society an interest in literature benefits of the new trends 2 songs and chants problems of classification the nature of songs and chants . African oral literature has 15 ratings and 0 reviews its pages come alive with wonderful illustrative material coupled with sensitve and insightful. Backgrounds character and continuity isidore okpewho distribution global publication date 09 22 1992 a definitive accounting of the evidence of living oral traditions in africa today professor okpewhos authority as an expert in this important new field is unrivaled isidore okpewhos african oral literature is a marvelous . After this work african literature will never be the same mazisi kuneneisidore okpewho for many years professor of english at the university of ibadan is one of the handful of african scholars who has facilitated the growth of african oral literature to its status today as a literary enterprise concerned with the artistic foundations
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