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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In some ways , custom is a matter of style ; it is brought into being by the
uniqueness of some person who likes to do a certain thing in a certain way in his
own home . He desires to do that thing , and he wants people to come to his
Tales and Observations from the Xhosa Oral Tradition Nongenile M. Zenani
Harold Scheub. They walked on then . This older sister was an arrogant person ;
her younger sister was quite humble . They walked on , and when they had gone
The practice of medicine proceeded in this way : The institution of medicine
gradually evolved . In certain circumstances , the vocation to become a doctor
surfaces for some people with mental illness : a person suddenly becomes
mentally ill ...
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