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African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance Abdul-Rasheed NaAllah

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

Abdul-Rasheed NaAllah

Published July 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780415653480
Paperback
198 pages
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Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed NaAllah develops an African indigenousMoreThrough an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed NaAllah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. NaAllah argues for the need for cultural diversity in critical theorizing in the twenty-first century. He highlights the critical issues facing scholars and students involved in criticism and translation of marginalized texts. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, NaAllah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature. It is an important contribution to scholarship in the domain of mobility of African oral tradition, and on African literary, cultural and performance discourse.