The World and the Word: Tales and Observations from the Xhosa Oral Tradition
A master storyteller of the Xhosa people of South Africa, Nongenile Masithathu Zenani gives us an unprecedented view of an oral society from within. Twenty-four of her complex and beautiful tales about birth, puberty, marriage, and work, as told to the renowned collector of African oral tradition, Harold Scheub, are gathered here. Accompanying the stories are Zenani’s detailed commentaries and analyses and Scheub’s striking photographs of her in performance. The combination of these historical and cultural observations with a richly symbolic collection of tales from a single traditional storyteller make The World and the Word a remarkable document.
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If you ' re not going to the ceremony , just tell the boys . But tell them with respect .
What is the right thing for you to do now ? Let ' s go and discuss this matter with
Grandfather over there in his house . " “ Do you really think we should ?
The beast of the ritualentry - into - the - initiation - house was slaughtered ; then
the beast of the second stage of the ceremony , the wormwood stage , was killed .
The mothers of the women were also slaughtered for . Time passed , the time of ...
It ' s certainly not the ceremony of drinking milk . " At length , my groom
surrendered his goat , a gelding of a goat , and the ceremony of drinking milk was
performed . Now , the meat of this beast was finished , and the ceremony was
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