Re-Inventing Oral Tradition: The Modern Epic of Souleymane Kante

  title={Re-Inventing Oral Tradition: The Modern Epic of Souleymane Kante},
  author={D. W. Oyler},
  journal={Research in African Literatures},
  pages={75 - 93}
  • D. W. Oyler
  • Published 2002
  • Research in African Literatures
  • African scholars have struggled with issues of decolonization since African independence, and while the major focus has been economic and political, cultural issues have often become a significant part of the debate. Central to the cultural debate has been the issue of language. Several African authors have questioned the practice of writing in European languages, thereby impoverishing the autochthonous ones because these have become the official languages of African nations, and in the modern… CONTINUE READING
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