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Oral traditions of Builsa origin and early history of the Atuga"s clan in the Builsa State (1700-1900) by Peter Paul A. Akanko

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Published by Rosengården in Silkeborg, Denmark .
Written in English


  • Builsa (African people) -- History,
  • Oral tradition -- Ghana,
  • Ghana -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Peter Paul A. Akanko.
LC ClassificationsDT512.9B85 A53 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21038028M
ISBN 108798269853

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Oral tradition, the first and still most widespread mode of human communication. Far more than “just talking,” oral tradition refers to a dynamic and highly diverse oral-aural medium for evolving, storing, and transmitting knowledge, art, and ideas. It is typically contrasted with literacy, with. St. John-Parsons’ informants for the chapter "Atuga, the Founder of the Builsa" (p. ) were three Bulsa boys, probably his pupils, who, according to R. Schott (), "could have had only a rudimentary knowledge of the oral tradition.". (John-Parsons p. 38): Atuga was the son of a Nayire [Mamprusi King]. The miracle of the flat inscribable surface and Gutenberg’s genius aside, even the electronic revolution cannot challenge the long-term preeminence of the oral tradition. ("Introduction" by John Foley)” ― E. Anne Mackay, Mnemosyne, Supplements, Signs of Orality: The Oral Tradition and Its Influence in the Greek and Roman World.   Oral traditions are historical sources of a special nature. Their special nature derives from the fact that they are ""unwritten"" sources couched in a form suitable for oral transmission, and that their preservation depends on the powers of memory of successive generations of human beings.

African literature - African literature - Oral traditions and the written word: Oral and written storytelling traditions have had a parallel development, and in many ways they have influenced each other. Ancient Egyptian scribes, early Hausa and Swahili copyists and memorizers, and contemporary writers of popular novellas have been the obvious and crucial transitional figures in the movement. Oral traditions Methods for collecting oral traditions Questionnaire for interviews on oral traditions Introduction In his book on "The Natives of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast" A. W. Cardinall wrote one sentence on the origin of the Bulsa1 population: "The whole of the Builsa country is inhabited by families which. Oral Traditions, Myths & Legends of India An ITRHD Publication Registered Of ce: C (G.F.) Nizamuddin East New Delhi Tel: /   Stories from the oral tradition began around hearthside and campfire. These tales were almost always fantastic in nature, involving magic or talking animals. Initially, they provided entertainment for adults, who freely altered details as they told and retold the stories. As adults shared these stories, children lounged around and listened.

A Narrative Portrayal of Builsa Proverbs Contextualizing Christianity in Ghana. Author: W. Jay Moon; Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers ISBN: Category: Religion Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» In many oral cultures local proverbs are highly regarded for their wisdom and prized for their aesthetic expression. Oral tradition can be defined as testimony transmitted by word of mouth from one generation to another. Here the information is obtained by talking and listening to people with historical information especially elders. The message transmitted orally, were preserved by memory. The oral traditions and expressions domain encompasses an enormous variety of spoken forms including proverbs, riddles, tales, nursery rhymes, legends, myths, epic songs and poems, charms, prayers, chants, songs, dramatic performances and more. Oral traditions and expressions are used to pass on knowledge, cultural and social values and collective memory. They play a crucial part in . So oral tradition develops as the community looks for a recreation of memory in community life. The same thing also happens to the words of Jesus as they are remembered, because the words of Jesus.