Myth in Africa

Myth in Africa

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In this innovative study Dr Okpewho explores what he considers the essence of African traditions - myth - and examines its place in African life, literature and thought. Focusing on a number of tales from a selection of African countries, Dr Okpewho shows myth to be the basic imaginative resource from which the larger cultural values derive.Compare also John Beaniea#39;s view of the element of time in the movement from a#39; historya#39; to a#39;mytha#39; among the Bunyoro ... I have preferred the designation a#39;fablea#39; to the more conventional a#39;folktalea#39;, (which seems a rather poor rendering of theanbsp;...

Title:Myth in Africa
Author: Isidore Okpewho
Publisher:CUP Archive - 1983-11-03

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