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The Tongue Is Fire

South African Storytellers and Apartheid

The Tongue Is Fire( )
Author: Scheub, Harold
ISBN:978-0-299-15094-5
Publication Date:Oct 1996
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

This work presents the voices of the South African oral tradition - the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers - documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it.

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 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:1.53 Pounds



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