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The flamboyant rooster and other Tshivenda song stories


Double CD



Jaco Kruger & Lina le Roux (eds.)

A collection of 27 oral narratives from South Africa. They are masterpieces of short prose that provide a privileged view of human relationships in an African society. They are a form of critical moral reflection offered mainly from the perspective of rural women. Their characters are enmeshed in complex webs of conflict and interdependence which are shaped by physical power, class, patriarchy and seniority. The collection includes an introduction, musical transcriptions, performance instructions, vivid illustrations, a guide to pronunciation and a bibliography.