ISBN 9789966792532
Pages 324
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2015
Publisher University of Nairobi Press, Kenya
Format Paperback

Contemporary Oral Literature Fieldwork

A Reseacher's Guide

by Peter Wasamba

Contemporary Oral Literature Fieldwork is based on rich research experience dating back to the 1990s. The book is written against the backdrop of Africa’s confusion with regard to the place of oral literature in the face of the rest of the world, where oral literature exists in conjunction with new literary forms. Wasamba argues that the oral and the written literatures are complementary literary forms. Throughout the work, the author underscores the universal dimension of oral literature as he demonstrates its particular attributes.

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About the Author

Peter Wasamba

Peter Wasamba is Associate Professor, Department of Literature and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Nairobi. He is currently working on a research project on digitisation and archiving of African oral genres. He has extensive fieldwork experience in the oral literature of various regions in Kenya.

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