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Autor: Chris Dahi
ISBN-13: 9781912234400
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Sprache: Deutsch
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Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats

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The moon is high and round. Its silvery light washes over and illuminates all in the homestead. In the centre of the homestead is a small bonfire. Some women are roasting corn and pears. Not far from the bonfire, sat a group of children and adults. The attention of the group is focused on the old man with a cow tail flung casually over his left shoulder. The group is expectant. Their concentration is total. The night has gone suddenly very quiet. The old one clears his throat noisily. "e;Chapkrii"e; he bellows with a gesticulation of his left hand."e;Waaaaarrri"e;, the listeners reply in chorus."e;Once upon a time"e;, he begins, drawing out the words slowly."e;And time came upon time,"e; the group replies. "e;The tortoise and the he-goat used to be best friends,"e; began the old man, a dry smile of superior wisdom on his lower lip. The above is one of the many traditional African storytelling scenes, which Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats seeks to recapture. Funny, witty, light-hearted and highly amusing, Dahi also brings together some of the idioms and proverbs commonly used in Africa. These are, as they say, the salt with which prudent speakers spice words and statements. Their measured and apt usages are also widely regarded as the hallmarks of sober oratory. A must-read to all interested in understanding the African worldview!
The moon is high and round. Its silvery light washes over and illuminates all in the homestead. In the centre of the homestead is a small bonfire. Some women are roasting corn and pears. Not far from the bonfire, sat a group of children and adults. The attention of the group is focused on the old man with a cow tail flung casually over his left shoulder. The group is expectant. Their concentration is total. The night has gone suddenly very quiet. The old one clears his throat noisily. "e;Chapkrii"e; he bellows with a gesticulation of his left hand."e;Waaaaarrri"e;, the listeners reply in chorus."e;Once upon a time"e;, he begins, drawing out the words slowly."e;And time came upon time,"e; the group replies. "e;The tortoise and the he-goat used to be best friends,"e; began the old man, a dry smile of superior wisdom on his lower lip. The above is one of the many traditional African storytelling scenes, which Wooden Gongs and Drumbeats seeks to recapture. Funny, witty, light-hearted and highly amusing, Dahi also brings together some of the idioms and proverbs commonly used in Africa. These are, as they say, the salt with which prudent speakers spice words and statements. Their measured and apt usages are also widely regarded as the hallmarks of sober oratory. A must-read to all interested in understanding the African worldview!

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Autor: Chris Dahi
ISBN-13 :: 9781912234400
ISBN: 1912234408
Verlag: Adonis & Abbey
Seiten: 164
Sprache: Deutsch
Sonstiges: Ebook, Maximale Downloadanzahl: 3