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ISBN:0299150909
Author: Harold Scheub
ISBN13: 978-0299150907
Title: The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid
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Language: English
Category: Africa
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (November 15, 1996)
Pages: 476

The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid by Harold Scheub



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In his study of South African storytelling, The Tongue Is Fire, Harold Scheub is a modern-day Brother Grimm, collecting Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu tales that have come down through centuries of a rich oral tradition. In addition to transcripts of the stories and poems, Professor Scheub includes biographies of the storytellers, the historical context of each tale, and interpretations of what these stories mean.

The tongue is fire: South African storytellers and apartheid, 1996. A dictionary of African mythology: the mythmaker as storyteller, 2000. The poem in the story: music, poetry, and narrative, 2002. The uncoiling python: South African storytellers and resistance, 2010. Trickster and hero: two characters in the oral and written traditions of the world, 2012.

The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid.

Published by: University of Wisconsin Press. In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976-a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end-Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories.

The Tongue Is Fire presents these voices of South African oral tradition-the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the ing their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it. These texts are a tribute to the storytellers who have always, in periods of crisis, exercised their art to inspire their own people. Sponsored High Speed Downloads. The Tongue is Fire - South African Storytellers and Apartheid. To record oral traditions he has walked more than 6000 miles through South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho.

Home All Categories History Books African History Books The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid. ISBN13: 9780299150907. The Tongue Is Fire : South African Storytellers and Apartheid. This work presents the voices of the South African oral tradition - the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers - documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it.

     In the years between the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 and the Soweto Uprising of 1976—a period that was both the height of the apartheid system in South Africa and, in retrospect, the beginning of its end—Harold Scheub went to Africa to collect stories.     With tape-recorder and camera in hand, Scheub registered the testaments of Swati, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu storytellers, farming people who lived in the remote reaches of rural South Africa. While young people fought in the streets of Soweto and South African writers made the world aware of apartheid’s evils, the rural storytellers resisted apartheid in their own way, using myth and metaphor to preserve their traditions and confront their oppressors. For more than 20 years, Scheub kept the promise he made to the storytellers to publish his translations of their stories only when freedom came to South Africa. The Tongue Is Fire  presents these voices of South African oral tradition—the historians, the poets, the epic-performers, the myth-makers—documenting their enduring faith in the power of the word to sustain tradition in the face of determined efforts to distort or eliminate it. These texts are a tribute to the storytellers who have always, in periods of crisis, exercised their art to inspire their own people.