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Sandawe oral literature

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The Sandawe of central Tanzania have a simpler material culture than their neighbours, but oral art is important and forms an indispensable part of their lives. They are a nation of singers rather than of poets; all poetry is minor verse but it is found everywhere: in story-telling , in dance, and in ritual. The study of oral literature provides historical detail, knowledge of manners and customs, religion, social values in the present and in the past; it helps to correct a possi...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2016-02-17

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