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Author: Isabel Hofmeyr
ISBN: 085255611X
Language: English
Pages: 320 pages
Category: Historical Study & Educational Resources
Publisher: James Currey (August 18, 1994)
Rating: 4.7
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the Book of Psalms, this book investigates three related areas: oral storytelling.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Taking its title from the Book of Psalms, this book investigates three related areas: oral storytelling. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

This book brings together questions to do with oral history and narrative which have in the past often been kept apart.

With originality and humor, Isabel Hofmeyr examines how the male and female genres interact and plots the . Taking its title from the Book of Psalms, this book investigates three related areas: oral storytelling, literacy and historical narrative.

With originality and humor, Isabel Hofmeyr examines how the male and female genres interact and plots the changes that have occurred in the oral history tradition. Part One sets out to reconstruct, through interviews and ethnographic material, the form that an active storytelling tradition may have taken in Valtyn, a chiefdom in the Transvaal close to Potgietersrus. The author takes gender to be the decisive division in the storytelling genre, whereby men tend to tell "true" historical stories while women specialize in fictional narratives.

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We Spend Our Years as a Tale That Is Told": Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom

We Spend Our Years as a Tale That Is Told": Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom. In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976-a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end-Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories.

oral historical narrative in a South African chiefdom. Social history of Africa.

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Volume 37, Issue 2. July 1996, pp. 321-322. Telling Tales - ‘We Spend Our Years as a Tale that is Told’: Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom. London: James Currey, 1994. Pp. xvi + 322. £35 (ISBN 0-85255-661-6); £1. 5, paperback (ISBN 0-85255-611-X).

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book investigates storytelling, literacy and historical narrative in Northern Transvaal. We Spend Our Years as a Tale That Is Told : Oral Historical Narrative in a South African Chiefdom.

This book investigates storytelling, literacy and historical narrative in Northern Transvaal.