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50 Akan Folktales from Ghana

Patricia Beatrice Mireku-Gyimah

ISBN 10: 3843318727 / ISBN 13: 9783843318723
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 368 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.Akan folktales have been collected and enjoyed for over a century now but never with the freshness and uniqueness of this latest work. This collection includes audience comments, dialogues and musical interludes, so it comes in words which capture much of the performance dynamics of the various tales told by males and females, young and old, under the African moonlit nights, and in the afternoons in schools. Aside the narrator-narratee interactions interlaced with songs, the 50 tales are presented in the local Akan language in which they were told and their literal translations in English preserving much local linguistic flavour. There are also explanatory notes. An invaluable addition to the existing body of Ghanaian oral texts, this book will be enjoyed by all and also found useful as a textbook for students and academics of Literature and related subjects, especially in the universities. Readers are encouraged to also read Deep and Surface Structures of Akan Folktales: Themes, Characters, Structures and Literary Devices, by the same author, for a literary analysis of the tales. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783843318723

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Title: 50 Akan Folktales from Ghana

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Akan folktales have been collected and enjoyed for over a century now but never with the freshness and uniqueness of this latest work. This collection includes audience comments, dialogues and musical interludes, so it comes in words which capture much of the performance dynamics of the various tales told by males and females, young and old, under the African moonlit nights, and in the afternoons in schools. Aside the narrator-narratee interactions interlaced with songs, the 50 tales are presented in the local Akan language in which they were told and their literal translations in English preserving much local linguistic flavour. There are also explanatory notes. An invaluable addition to the existing body of Ghanaian oral texts, this book will be enjoyed by all and also found useful as a textbook for students and academics of Literature and related subjects, especially in the universities. Readers are encouraged to also read Deep and Surface Structures of Akan Folktales: Themes, Characters, Structures and Literary Devices, by the same author, for a literary analysis of the tales.

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Mrs Patricia Beatrice Mireku-Gyimah, PhD: Studied English at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Head, Centre for Communication and Enterpreneurship Skills (CENCES) at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana.

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