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The bones of the ancestors are shaking: xhosa oral poetry in context

Date Released: Thu, 30 October 2014 12:13 +0200

The bones of the ancestors are shaking: Xhosa oral poetry in context/by Russell H. Kaschula. Availabe from Cory Library@R100.00 plus postage and packaging. Please email us here

"Kaschula presents rich texts and translations of the Xhosa praise poetry for which Southern Africa has long been famous, not only in the context of studies of African Oral Literature, but also among comparative scholars of world literature. The texts and translations in this book are a valuable and attractive addition to the record, ranging as they do from 19th century examples to late 20th century praises for Joe Slovo, F.W. de Klerk, the South African socceer squad or Nelson Mandela, the latter being a special focus of the volume."

Source:The bones of the ancestors are shaking: xhosa oral poetry in context / by Russell H. Kaschula. Available from Cory Library @ R100-00 plus postage and packing.