Text and inter-textuality in contemporary Yorùbá literary works

Africa (São Paulo)

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Title Text and inter-textuality in contemporary Yorùbá literary works
Text and inter-textuality in contemporary Yorùbá literary works
 
Creator Adejumo, Arinpe
 
Subject Interfaces. Literatura oral. Literatura escrita. Cosmologia africana. Ioruba
Inter-textuality. Oral literature. Written literature. Cosmology. Yoruba
 
Description A interface entre as formas de literatura oral e escrita em Yorùbá é predominante criatividade textual. A inclusão de gêneros orais nas escritas criativas Yorùbá é intencional porque empresta cor ao seu ritmo, enredo, caracterização, definição e valores estéticos. Neste trabalho, a passagem da fronteira entre o oral e o escrito é examinada em uma seleção intencional de alguns textos literários Yorùbá, submetidos a análise de conteúdo, usando o referencial teórico da sátira que deriva da cosmologia africana e da tradição oral. As conclusões incluem o fato de que a poesia oral Yorùbá é contemporânea. Ou seja, serve como uma fonte temática e estilística para escritores modernos, que fazem uso de gêneros orais como mitos, encantatória, poemas, canções, provérbios e Ese-Ifá, concluindo que os valores éticos e estéticos de textos literários de Yorùbá são conceituados no uso da poética oral e, por vezes, narrativas orais
The interface between oral and written forms of literature is predominant in Yorùbá textual creativities. The inclusion of oral genres in the written form of Yorùbá creative writings is purposive because it lends color to its rhythm, plot, characterization, setting, and aesthetic values. In this paper, the border-crossing between the oral and written genre is examined in select Yorùbá literary texts. A purposive selection of some Yorùbá literary texts is taken, and the texts are subjected to content analyses, using the theoretical framework of satire which derives from African cosmology and oral tradition. The select texts are Akin Ìs ò lá’s Bellow in My Belly, Débò Awé’s Olo únlúgo, and Gbémisóyè Àyànò’s Ayédáadé, Findings of the paper include the fact that Yorùbá oral poetry is contemporaneous. That is, it serves as a thematic and stylistic source for modern writers. It is also established in the paper that the artists, in a bid to pontificate their themes and ideological views, make use of oral genres like myths, incantatory poems, songs, proverbs, and E se - Ifá. The paper concludes that the ethical and aesthetic values of Yorùbá literary texts are conceptualized in the use of oral poetics and, at times, oral narratives
 
Publisher Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
 
Date 2012-12-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Identifier http://www.revistas.usp.br/africa/article/view/115344
10.11606/issn.2526-303X.v0i31-32p35-50
 
Source África; n. 31-32 (2012); 35-50
2526-303X
0100-8153
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Africa (São Paulo)
 

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