Yoruba Drum Poetry

Yoruba Drum Poetry

Author by Prof. Mobolanle Sotunsa

Journal/Publisher: Still Waters Studios, London

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 1 - 198


Yoruba Drum Poetry concentrates on the poetry rather than the music of the talking drum. It serves as a critical resource book by providing invaluable transcriptions and literary analysis of a rich variety of Yoruba drum texts in diverse contexts. By examining the stylistic and aesthetic uniqueness which characterize drum poetry, it fills a critical gap, thereby making an important contribution to African oral literatures. The Summary/Key points and research/ Study questions at the end of each chapter enhance study and teaching. Furthermore, the doccumentary on CD which accompanies the book provides concrete visual examples of drum poetry performances.

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