CMLT 3632 African Oral Literature

4 hours, 4 credits

The course explores the oral tradition in Africa. It gives specific attention to its interpretations, its compositions, and its transformation. It introduces the student to poetry, prose, epics, folktales, sagas storytelling, folk drama, drum language praise and freedom songs, contemporary styles of oral literature and the performers who shape these forms. This course is the same as Africana Studies 3201.

Prerequisites: English 1010 [1]

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