Recreating Words, Reshaping Worlds

by Aissata Sidikou

Recreating Words, Reshaping Worlds

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A groundbreaking and unique study of the verbal art of women from three Sahelian societies and the way in which their voices relate to a broader literary, political and cultural context. Arguing that women in their verbal art create a ritual space that serves as the locus of both their creativity and their efforts to negotiate power as well as affirm their own selfhood, this book is unique in that it offers a new way of approaching oral literature in general.
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A groundbreaking and unique study of the verbal art of women from three Sahelian societies and the way in which their voices relate to a broader literary, political and cultural context. Arguing that women in their verbal art create a ritual space that serves as the locus of both their creativity and their efforts to negotiate power as well as affirm their own selfhood, this book is unique in that it offers a new way of approaching oral literature in general.