Oral tradition in nigerian history books

Oral tradition is information, memories and knowledge held in common by a group of people, over many generations, and it is not same as testimony or oral history. In a general sense, " oral tradition" refers to the recall and transmission of a specific, preserved textual A griot ( r i o; French: ), jali, or jeli (djeli or djli in French spelling) is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.

The griot is a repository of oral tradition and is often seen as a leader due to his or her position as an advisor to royal personages. Oral History Review Jan Vansinas 1961 book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethnohistory. Originally published in French, it was translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Hungarian. Nigerian literature has a long history in the oral tradition. Bade Ajuwon's article, " Oral and Written Literature in Nigeria, " found in Nigerian History and Culture, explains: Preliterate Nigeria once enjoyed a verbal art civilization which, at its high point, was warmly patronized by Oral tradition delivers explanations to the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life on earth.

In African religion, it is the guiding principle in which to make sense of the world. Oral tradition is nonwritten history, it is spoken word only. Jan Vansinas 1961 book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethnohistory. Originally published in French, it was translated into 7 AfricanAmerican History and the Oral Tradition DARWIN T. TURNER. This article offers the text of remarks given by Professor Turner on March.

3, 1990, at a presentation on oral history Jan Vansinas 1961 book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethnohistory. Originally published in French, it was translated into



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