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In praise of greatness : the poetics of African adulation / by Toyin Falola.

Author/Creator:
Falola, Toyin author.
Publication:
Durham : Carolina Academic Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 1035 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Africans -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Biography -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Biography as a literary form.
Heroes -- Africa -- Biography.
Collective memory -- Africa.
Africa -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Biography.
Biography as a literary form.
Collective memory.
Heroes -- Biography.
Africa.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Prologue: People are people's medicine
Greatness: Biographies, heroism, and memory
Tributes: Orality and the poetics of praise
Homage: Conversational mapping of words
"Heavenly beings": The dead in the consciousness of the living
Public intellectuals
Living legends
Literary figures
Power of language
Yoruba ethnogenesis
Female imagination
Success for women
Cultural highway
Folklorists and cultural brokers
Institutional builders
Giants of the nation
Future of the present
Protestography
Images of cultures
Paint, brush and words
People are my garments
Enlarging greatness
Epilogue: The return of the spirit.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781531011864
1531011861
OCLC:
1054269027
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