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The Tongue Is Fire

South African Storytellers and Apartheid

The Tongue Is Fire( )
Author: Scheub, Harold
ISBN:978-0-299-15090-7
Publication Date:Nov 1996
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

     In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976--a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end--Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories.      With tape-recorder and camera in hand, Scheub registered the testaments of Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu storytellers, farming people who lived in the remote reaches of rural South Africa. While young people...
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Book Details
Pages:476
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Storytelling
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
History / Africa / South / Republic Of South Africa
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.85 Pounds



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