I Could Speak Until Tomorrow by Karin Barber
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I Could Speak Until Tomorrow
By Karin Barber

I Could Speak Until Tomorrow

Oriki, Women and the Past in a Yoruba Town

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I Could Speak Until Tomorrow by Karin Barber

Book Description

In Yoruba culture oriki, or oral praise poetry, is a major part of both traditional performance and daily life, and as such reflects social change and structure both past and present. Karin Barber studies the oriki poetry of Okuku, a small town in the Oyo state of Nigeria. She shows how women, the main performers of the oriki, interpret the poems and examines the links it gives them between living and dead, human and spiritual, and present and past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748602872
ISBN-10: 0748602879
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Generation of Plays by Karin Barber Generation of Plays, Paperback (February 2003)

From the 1940s to the 1980s, Yoruba popular theatre was one of the most spectacularly successful theatres in Africa. This title recounts the history of the Odin Adejo Theatre Company. It uncovers the pulse points of generation, production, and improvisation that merge when a Yoruba popular dram is brought to the stage.

I Could Speak Until Tomorrow by Karin Barber I Could Speak Until Tomorrow, Hardback (April 1991)

A study of oriki, or oral praise poetry, which is a major part of both traditional performance and daily Yoruba life.

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Author Biography - Karin Barber

Karin Barber is Professor of African Studies at the Centre of West African Studies at Birmingham University. She is Editor of the journal Africa.

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