By Philip M. Peek, Kwesi Yankah
Written through a global workforce of specialists, the three hundred entries offer perception into many features of African tradition and folklore.
Read or Download African Folklore: An Encyclopedia PDF
Similar encyclopedia books
The final word advisor to the artwork of cleansing, this reference is jam-packed with specialist secrets and techniques for purchasing greatest effects via minimal effects via minimal attempt. realize easy methods to shop time, cash, and elbow grease on each cleansing challenge, in addition to the right way to hinder home tasks with remarkable tips of the alternate.
The most recent quantity within the acclaimed global Encyclopedia of up to date Theatre sequence offers a country-by-country survey of theatrical advancements all through Asia and the Pacific considering the fact that 1945. The entries supply first-hand bills of the most important theatrical businesses, dramatists and performs in each one kingdom, the interplay of functionality with the tradition, politics, and spiritual rituals, and lots more and plenty extra.
A practice of excellence maintains with the long-awaited 10th variation of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of technology & know-how The definitive resource for maintaining with the superb adjustments in technology and know-how - entire with greater than 1,700 new and up to date articles loose supplemental site to be had to all clients!
- Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Volume 6
- Fossil Energy: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
- The Encyclopedia of Archeology
- Encyclopedia of Chinese Calligraphy, Volumes 1-2
- Historical Dictionary of American Cinema
Additional resources for African Folklore: An Encyclopedia
Is not rare. The pseudo-verbal presentative particle ra- is frequent. The of the dimorphematic negation system is extremely mixed; the second element colloquial negative particles is not infrequent. The concord (agreement) system is also mixed and complex. Regarding the syntax of subordinate clauses, syndetic as well as asyndetic constructions abound; the subjunctive particles are often colloquial. The conjunctive particle, used in its colloquial (u, w[V]) as well as in its standard (wa) shape, is an easily identifiable stylistic device.
Pelton, Robert. 1989. The Trickster in West Africa. Berkeley: University of California Press. Roberts, Allen. 1995 Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. Munich: Presented for the Museum for African Art. New York. Schaller, George. 1972. The Serengeti Lion: A Study in Predator-Prey Relations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ROBERTS See also Divination; Tricksters in African Folklore. ARABIC FOLK LITERATURE OF NORTH AFRICA The language (or more precisely the linguistic layers) of North African Arabic folk literature has not yet been paid the attention it deserves.
Others (Sawyer 1966, Pobee 1979, 66) argue that though pietistic adoration may not be strong in rituals directed at the ancestors, many of the elements of ancestral rites are not different from those accorded to the gods or God. Bolaji Idowu (1973, 180) has also argued that the notions of veneration and worship are psychologically too close for a distinction to be made in the case of the ancestors. Moreover, some ancestors are apotheosized into gods, as is particularly the case among the Yoruba of Nigeria.