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Globalization, Oral Performance, and African Traditional Poetry

Authors: Na’Allah, Abdul-Rasheed

  • Details how globalization impacts African tradition and grassroots communication and how this can be understood from aesthetic and critical perspectives
  • Combines critical literary theory with textual analyses, political thoughts with cultural, economic, and historical discourse
  • Presents oral poetry in local African language with English translations and analysis
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About this book

This book discusses globalization trends and influences on traditional African oral literary performance and the direction that Ilorin oral art is forced to take by the changes of the twenty-first century electronic age. It seeks a new definition of contemporary African bourgeois in terms of its global reach, imitation of foreign forms and collaboration with the owners of the primary agencies. Additionally, it makes a case that African global lords or new bourgeoisie who are largely products of the new global capital and multinational corporations’ socio-political and cultural influences fashion their tastes after western cultures as portrayed in the digital realm.

About the authors

Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah is Vice-Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Kwara State University, Nigeria. He is co-author of Introduction to African Oral Literature and Performance (2005), and author of Africanity, Islamicity and Performativity: Identity in the House of Ilorin (2009), African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance (2010), and Cultural Globalization And Plurality: Africa and the New World (2011).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • African Art and the Crisis of Poverty and Social Divisions in a Global Era

    Pages 1-20

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  • Criticism of African Art and Literature

    Pages 21-44

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  • Ilorin Traditional Poetry in the Context of Bourgeois Aesthetics

    Pages 45-63

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  • A Pact Between the Writer and the Oral Performer

    Pages 65-83

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  • Conclusion

    Pages 85-91

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eBook 41,64 €
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75078-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09143-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization, Oral Performance, and African Traditional Poetry
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75079-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75079-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75078-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09143-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 100
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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